All But Three Cabinet-Level Agencies Have Shed Jobs Under Trump

Agencies say they are now trying to reverse that trend.

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The Poop Problem Plaguing One of America’s Wealthiest Cities arrow“People should have places to go to the bathroom when they need to, and in ...

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Cyber Officials Swear They Aren't the Enemy arrowFederal cyber officials want to help agencies build more secure health care systems, not just ...

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Lone Senator Continues to Block Vote on Counterintelligence Leader arrowSen. Chuck Grassley’s reasons for putting a hold on the nomination of ...

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Building a Map to Help Care for Vulnerable Residents arrowSan Bernardino County, California, uses a survey and mapping tool to connect ...

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Pentagon’s Digital Guru Chris Lynch to Depart arrowDOD office instrumental in the JEDI cloud competition is getting a new director this month.

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Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy Announces Second Class arrowThe second class will be open to all feds, not just those who do not work in IT.

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State Dept. Employees Could Award Themselves Promotions, Watchdog Warns arrowAuditor notes need to enforce multiple approvals of personnel moves.

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Progress Is Finally Being Made on Security Clearance Backlog arrowImprovements to processing times are still needed.

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Viewpoint: The Mueller Report Was My Tipping Point arrowI was a Trump transition staffer, and I’ve seen enough. It’s time for impeachment.

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Acting Defense Secretary Appoints New Digital Service Director arrowChris Lynch and his hoodie are leaving the Pentagon.

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