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‘Contrarian’ State Pension Plan is One of The Nation’s Best-Funded

South Dakota's retirement system for public employees has been over 90 percent funded for nearly two decades. The state's investment officer discusses how its assets are managed.

Route Fifty

Requiring High Schools to Name Valedictorians

After three Ohio schools did away with selecting valedictorians and salutatorians, a state legislator introduced a bill to mandate high schools continue the tradition.

Management

America’s Loneliness Epidemic: A Risk to Individuals and Organizations

The demands of work and screen time have crowded out meaningful relationships. It's hurting people and the workplace.

Defense

Boeing Tankers Still Have Debris; Fix is ‘Months, Maybe Longer’ Away

But the Air Force is once again accepting aircraft so that new inspection processes can be brought to bear, acquisition chief Roper says.

Management

Detaining Refugee Children At Military Bases May Sound Un-American, But It’s Been Done Before

Fort Sill, a military base in Oklahoma, will soon house 1,400 Central American children, the Trump administration says. It's not the first time the U.S. has used army bases to house refugees.

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Play of the Day: Don't Cough During the President's Camera Time

Mick Mulvaney had to leave the room during the ABC interview in the Oval Office.

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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.

Management

Trump Orders Agencies to Slash Federal Advisory Panels

Scientific community worries the cuts will eliminate its impact on federal decision-making.

Management

How to Get Ahead in a Winner Take All World

The rise of superstar firms is rooted in fundamental technological and economic shifts that are mostly desirable.

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.

Oversight

Park Service Official and Boosters Helped Artist Avoid Taxes

Interior watchdog confirms agency mishandled purchase of $39,000 painting. 

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.