Mars Once Had a Magnetic Field and an Ocean. Where Did They Go?

A new mission is setting out to discover what happened to aspects of the red planet.

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Maryland County Passes Tough Pesticide Rules Impacting Residential Lawns

Supporters of Montgomery County’s new restrictions say there’s insufficient regulation at the state and federal level.

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Congressman: OPM Hack Data Being Used to Attempt Identity Theft


Rep. Gerry Connolly’s assessment is at odds with what leaders of the intelligence community and OPM have said.

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., joined by Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., at right, and federal contract workers, speaks during a rally on Capitol Hill July 22 to push for a raise in the minimum wage.

Feds Earn 78% More Than Private Sector Workers, Study Finds

Cato Institute does not factor federal workers’ demographics or skill levels.

Feds Are Happier At Work, But They’re Still Wary of Leadership

Employees are more engaged in their jobs, but faith in top management has decreased three percent since 2012, according to new viewpoint survey.

The White House is Requesting $700K for Standing Desks

The Executive Office of the President appears to be aware that sitting all day has its downsides.

“We have both pestered our lead­er­ship to death to make sure the bill comes up,” said Sen­ate In­tel­li­gence Com­mit­tee Chair­man Richard Burr.

Co-Sponsors: Cybersecurity Bill to Resurface After Next Week’s Recess

A stalled information-sharing bill is expected to get a vote soon, despite opposition from some in the tech and civil-rights communities.

Drone Firm Faces $1.9 FAA Million Fine for Unsanctioned Flights

The agency has proposed its largest ever fine of a company for unauthorized drone flights.

Groups ask OMB Director Shaun Donovan to update and reissue a 2008 executive order.

OMB Pressured to Invoke Bush Directive Banning Earmarks

Budget director asked to enforce 2008 deterrent to spending on pet projects.

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Bridging the Millennial Soft Skills Gap

Young workers bring new talents, but need to learn the basics.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.

Senator Calls for Justice Department Probe of VA Relocation Funds Abuse

Blumenthal decries the “mindset that puts veterans last.”

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Dear Men: Wake Up and Smell the Inequality

Women in the C-suite are less likely to leave than men, so why not invest in them?