Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks with the media after the Senate Policy Luncheon on Wednesday.

After Falling 'Badly Behind Schedule,' Senate to Begin Moving Spending Bills Next Week

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The Future of Positioning, Navigation and Timing

As the world grows increasingly complex and adversaries become more adept at interfering with GPS signals, the military faces a growing need to need to develop innovative sources of PNT information.

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Disability Advocates are Filing Lawsuits Against Scooter Companies and Cities

A new suit against Minneapolis is at least the third of its kind filed this year. It alleges that electric scooters are blocking sidewalks and creating other problems for people with disabilities.

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People With Mental Illnesses Aren’t More Violent. Why Do People Believe They Are?

A new study found that over the past two decades support grew for forced treatment of people with mental health issues, even if they don’t need it.

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There Are No Zombie Deer in Nevada. State Officials Want to Keep It That Way

Wildlife officials in Nevada are committed to preventing chronic wasting disease from infecting state populations of deer.

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The Path to Cyber Resilience

As a frequent recipient of cyber attacks, the public sector faces an increasingly dire situation in 2019. Managing and anticipating these risks will be vital, but are agencies covering their bases and laying the groundwork?

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House Committee Votes to Increase Funding for Energy’s DARPA by $2.9B

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee moved a bill to reauthorize ARPA-E with additional funding, as well as new restrictions and oversight.

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The Intelligence Fallout From Trump’s Withdrawal in Syria

The chaotic withdrawal from Syria will severely weaken U.S. efforts in the country—and could also be a boost for Russia and Iran.

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Lawmaker: TSA Should Halt Facial Recognition Programs Absent Formal Policies

The agency said it is working on those policies while the technology is tested through pilot programs.

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Management

NTEU Blasts ‘Nonsensical’ Proposed OPM Rule Easing Firing of Feds

The federal employee union accused the Trump administration of forcing managers to focus on firing employees, rather than helping them succeed in their positions.

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Industry Wants More Legal Cover for Sharing Supply Chain Threats

Sharing potential threats are critical for ensuring companies avoid shady vendors, but under current laws, firms that do so could wind up in court.

Oversight

Federal Employees Lose a Powerful Advocate With Death of Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings

The Oversight and Reform chairman was a “fierce advocate for the public interest,” one observer says.

Defense

US Agrees to Lift Sanctions on Turkey in Syria ‘Ceasefire’ Deal

“From what I understand it’s not a ceasefire,” Sen Marco Rubio, R-Fla., told reporters on Capitol Hill. “You have one-hundred-and-X number of hours to get out of here before we kill you.”

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Viewpoint: Trump’s Most Shameless Act of Profiteering

The president is bringing the G7 to the struggling Trump Doral resort.

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A Plan to Recruit Volunteer Firefighters by Relieving Their Student Debt

A bill in Pennsylvania would grant qualifying first responders up to $16,000 in tuition reimbursement after four consecutive years of service.

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Mulvaney's Message to Career Feds Facing Political Interference: 'Get Over It'

Acting White House chief of staff faults "career bureaucrats" for seeking to undermine President Trump.

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What Would Federal Preclearance Mean for State Abortion Laws?

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris proposes requiring states that have a history of restricting abortion to submit new laws for federal approval before they can go into effect.

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Bosses Face More Discrimination if They Are Women – from Employees of Any Gender

Women in the workplace face discrimination at every level, including in upper management.

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The Experts Strike Back

Donald Trump has spent his presidency belittling and attacking career foreign-policy professionals. Now that he’s asking for their loyalty, they don’t seem to feel any.