House Passes Bill to Permanently Codify Protections for LGBTQ Feds

Passage comes after Trump administration has rolled back some of those protections.

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Figuring Out Exactly Where Hard-to-Count People Live arrowIn New York, California and other states, officials are focused on how to ensure the ...


VA To Codify Customer Experience As Part of Core Values arrowThe need to consider ease, effectiveness and emotion in all decisions will become ...


GSA Selects OPM for Third Centers of Excellence arrowUnder the program, OPM will work with industry to modernize its IT infrastructure and ...


Agencies Agree to Do More to Identify Contractors With Tax Debts arrowGAO tells contracting officers to keep a closer eye, and IRS and GSA agree.


Bill Would Stop Government From Paying Dead People arrowCongress wants to eliminate tens of millions of dollars wasted annually on benefits ...


Viewpoint: Yes, Trump Can Invoke the Insurrection Act to Deport Immigrants arrowCongress has delegated too much power to presidents.


Play of the Day: A New Immigration Plan From the White House arrowPresident Trump has a merit-based framework in mind.


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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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Artificial Intelligence image description An examination of how the military services are leveraging rapid advances in AI across a host of functions, from cyber defense to operations and weapons systems.

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