USDA to Seek Reduction in Force for 1,100 Employees

The Trump administration plans to close or transfer to the private sector 24 Job Corps Conservation Centers that train young people for work on public land.

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Lawmakers Take a Hard Look at Facial Recognition Technology arrowOne expert estimates a quarter of American law enforcement agencies have ...


U.S. To Send 900 Troops To Middle East To Counter Iran arrowThe Trump administration insists that the deployment is purely defensive.


Obama Called It LGBTQ Rights. Trump Calls It Executive Overreach. arrowThe Department of Health and Human Services is joining other agencies ...

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State Prohibits Schools From Using Native American Mascots arrowMaine became the first state in the country to outright ban schools from using ...


How the Bureau of Labor Statistics is Ditching Hand-coding Data arrowUsing some DIY-attitude and machine learning tools, BLS figured out how ...


The Pentagon is Trying to Secure Its Networks Against Quantum Codebreakers arrowThe Defense Information Systems Agency is exploring new ...


TSA Braces for 4% Increase in Summer Travelers Amid Staffing Woes arrowLow pay and limited career opportunities are contributing to high ...

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Electric Vehicle Tax Credit Program Needs More Than Routine Maintenance arrowThe U.S. Treasury is missing out on a program that often benefits ...


OPM-GSA Merger Could Cause Regulatory Bottleneck, Legal Challenges arrowEven if Congress were to pass the Trump administration’s proposal to ...


FAA Adds More Airports To Automated Drone Flight Authorization System arrowMore than 100 more airports have joined the beta test of a program ...


Space Force Clears Senate Committee After House Attempt to Stall arrowThe Senate Armed Services Committee’s legislation “greatly increases the ...


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