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House Passes Bills to Speed Up Sales of Federal Buildings

Bipartisan measures would create a Public Buildings Reform Board and streamline leasing.

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100 Resilient Cities Adds 37 New Member Municipalities

The global network helps cities hire chief resilience officers and access partner support for projects meant to prepare local governments for challenges like climate change.

‘Ticking Time Bomb?’ Congress Probes Obsolete Federal Tech

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Some of the oldest systems in government are more than 50 years old. Spending on system replacements or new tech development has declined by billions in recent years.

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MSPB Reminds Agencies They Don’t Need Airtight Proof to Get Suspected Criminals Off the Payroll

If agencies reasonably believe employees committed a crime that could carry jail time, they can suspend them indefinitely without pay.

On Politics

How Republican Governors Are Narrowing Clinton's Choices

Harry Reid says ‘Hell no’ to a running mate who would be replaced in the Senate by a Republican. That means you, Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown, and Cory Booker.

NOAA: The U.S. Looks Due for a Scorching Summer

Forecasts show above-average chances for high heat on both coasts and in Alaska.

House Republicans Appear Willing to Accept Largest Federal Pay Raise in Six Years

Appropriations bill does not block Obama's proposed across-the-board increase for feds.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, testifies before the House Judiciary Committee during the hearing to examine allegations of "misconduct" by IRS chief John Koskinen.

IRS Chief Politely Skips House Impeachment Hearing

Judiciary chairman declines to enter Koskinen’s statement in record.

The Guide to Getting Global Entry and TSA PreCheck

The process is easier than you might imagine, and the benefits are as good as people say.

Research Finds that Government Surveillance Has a Chilling Effect on Online Discourse

People are more careful when Big Brother is watching you on Facebook.

U.S. and Vietnamese flags fly in unison as the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) sits on station in the Gulf of Tonkin, July 13, 2012.

Defense Secretary: Wider U.S.-Vietnam Military Relations Not ‘Directed’ at China

Lifting the arms embargo continues years of Obama’s efforts to link American and Vietnamese militaries, Carter said, as president visits country.

Play of the Day: Solving TSA's Personnel Problem

Craigslist surely has some creeps who are into "the feet job."

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Stop Pretending Your Colleagues Are Your Family

When personal preferences eclipse a results-based culture, expect nothing less than disaster.

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