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Nuclear Command Network Would See Comprehensive Upgrade Under Trump Plan

While the ICBMs, bombers, submarines and cruise missiles get lots of attention, the network connecting them also needs updating.

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Can Government Officials Have You Arrested for Speaking to Them?

The Supreme Court faces a test of the authority of politicians to use police to silence their critics.

Misery Loves Bureaucracy: Why Technology Hasn’t Saved Government

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If Work Dominated Your Every Moment, Would Life Be Worth Living?

We are on the verge of total work’s realization.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks with reporters during a White House press briefing Thursday.

IRS Plunges Into Tax Law Changes Even as Its Budget Remains Shaky

Taxpayer Advocate slams funding and low returns from new private collection effort.

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I'm A Recruiter. Here Are The Questions I Hear Most Often From Job Candidates

Most of the answers aren't in your job description—but they should be.

Pentagon spokesperson Dana White told reporters today the services are encouraged to talk about readiness shortfalls — but carefully, or in closed-door sessions with Congress.

Pentagon Denies Gag Order, Says ‘Services Are Allowed to Talk About Readiness’

They just have to do so carefully — or behind closed doors.

Feeley is shown being sworn in at the State Department in Washington, D.C. in 2016.

Ambassador Resigned Because He Doesn’t Want To Work For Trump

Morale at the Department of State has flagged since Trump took office.

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If You’re Calling Your Work Team Family, You’re Doing It Wrong

I used to do it, too. Than I saw the negative consequences.

Treasury Watchdog Rejects Charges of Politicized Analysis of Tax Bill

IG responds to Sens. Warren and Wyden, saying career officials worked normally with Hill.

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., one of the bill's sponsors, said feds have been treated as a national piggybank for too long.

Lawmakers Unveil Bill to Override Reported Plan to Freeze Feds' Pay in 2019

Bill would give federal employees a 3 percent across-the-board pay increase next year.

On Politics

These Are Donald Trump’s Unorthodox Views On Diet and Exercise

Trump—who reportedly dines on “two Big Macs, two Fillet-O-Fish, and a chocolate malted”—is having his first presidential checkup Friday

Representatives Pete Sessions (left) and Tom Cole lead the House committee eyeing a return of earmarks.

How Republicans Plan to Revive Earmarks By a Different Name

GOP lawmakers had begun working to bring back “congressionally-directed spending” to tip the balance of power and grease the legislative wheels. Then President Trump gave them an unexpected boost.

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