Senators Introduce Bill to Block USDA Research Agency Moves

The measure mirrors language in the House Appropriations Committee’s fiscal 2020 funding bill for the department, and Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., has placed a hold on a key nominee.

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OPM Offers Reskilling and Workforce Tools to Agency Heads arrowThe Office of Personnel Management wants agencies to prepare for the workforce ...

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What If New Employees Were Offered a Bunch of New Benefits? arrowBut with a catch: They’d have to give up some of the current ones.

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Sniff, Sit, Play: Using Dogs to Detect Invasive Species arrowPuddles, a 2-year-old Jack Russell mix, is helping Fish and Wildlife officials in ...


Senators Renew Bipartisan Efforts to Protect Federal Retirees from Benefits Fraud arrowBill approved by Senate oversight panel would make it a ...


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Why the Future of Work Is a Challenge for Government arrowThe federal workforce needs to be reskilled. Expect major disruptions ahead.

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Could a Lack Of Humility Be at The Root Of What Ails America? arrowA growing body of research points to the importance of one personality ...


Democrats, Republicans Both Want to Regulate Facial Recognition arrowIf left unchecked, lawmakers worry the tech will infringe on Americans’ ...


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Election Security Tested image description We’ve learned a lot about election security in the two years following the 2016 presidential election, and most of it is not confidence-instilling. U.S. voting systems, like any other electronic systems, have vulnerabilities. The midterms brought only false alarms, but securing elections is a marathon, not a sprint. In this ebook, we look at the issues that need continued attention.

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