'Stepchildren' Feds Who Work Outside D.C. Report Lower Engagement on Average

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Building Cyber Resilience in Weapon Systems

By pairing technical experts with mission understanding, weapon systems owners and operational commanders can develop an in-depth understanding of the adversarial threat landscape and defend their missions in the face of evolving cyberattacks.

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State's Ban on Uranium Mining Upheld by U.S. Supreme Court

The Virginia case involved questions about legislative intent and the power states have under an atomic energy law.

Nextgov

Massive Exabyte Storage System to be Built for Energy’s Frontier Supercomputer

The fastest exascale supercomputer in the world requires a unique—and extremely large—storage system.

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Supreme Court Upholds Right of States and Federal Government to Prosecute for Same Crime

The 7-2 ruling affirms an exception to “double jeopardy” protections, finding that states and the federal government are “separate sovereigns” with the ability to prosecute an individual for the same offense.

Nextgov

USCIS Wants An Agile, Automated Biometric App Ecosystem

The immigration agency is looking for a vendor to set up a secure development environment that will outlive the contract.

Management

Think Government Can’t Do Anything Quickly and Cheaply? Think Again.

Looking to build a “test, learn and adapt” culture, federal agencies have conducted dozens of rapid, low-cost experiments over the last few years.

Management

Thousands Of Asylum Seekers Left Waiting At The U.S.-Mexico Border

As part of a new "metering" policy, U.S. officials are turning asylum seekers away at ports of entry along the southern border. Thousands wait, straining the resources of Mexican border towns.

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Oversight

OPM-GSA Merger Plan Would Create ‘Additional Uncertainty’ in Retirement Processing Reform

A government watchdog report said the Trump administration’s proposal to merge the federal government’s HR agency with the General Services Administration could make it more difficult to modernize the retirement process.

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The Fight to Recruit and Retain Paramedics

The EMT shortage is difficult to quantify, but agency officials agree it's an issue across the country.

Nextgov

Senators Question FBI’s Response to 2016 Russian Hack of Florida Election Tech

The lawmakers also want to know how the agency is working to ensure election officials can adequately report cyber threats in 2020.

Defense

Climate’s Role In Armed Conflict Will Likely Increase

As global temperatures climb, the risk of armed conflict is expected to increase substantially, experts say.

Oversight

There's Plenty of Precedent for Feds Facing Discipline and Removal for Hatch Act Violations

Trump says he will not fire Kellyanne Conway after White House calls OSC recommendation "unprecedented."

Management

Viewpoint: Vetting Foreigners’ Facebook Feeds Won’t Make Americans Safer

The federal government wants visa applicants to cough up their social-media handles.

Oversight

Drug Enforcement Administration Executive Cited for Nepotism

Justice Department IG finds son and former employees hired as contractors, wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Nextgov

Experts Propose Feds Use Sanctions and Cyberweapons to Fight Deepfakes

Both social media companies and the government must play a role in fighting back against hyper-realistic misinformation, experts told the House Intelligence Committee.

Oversight

Play of the Day: Norway, The 2020 Election and the Prince of 'Whales'

Donald Trump spoke to ABC and talked about receiving information from foreign governments.

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A High Stakes Debate Over an Environmental Permitting Law That Empowers States

States have blocked pipelines and coal facilities using the process. President Trump and some Republicans are pushing to revamp it.