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Compare Premium Rate Changes for Every 2017 FEHBP Option

Chart shows price and changes for all health care offerings next year.

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Election Systems Are Vulnerable But Not How You Think

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Undermining citizens’ confidence in the election outcome has been a side effect of conspiracy theorists, campaigns and recent headlines, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp told lawmakers.

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Chicago Teacher Strike Looms; Harrisburg Police Drone Accused of Spying

Also in our State and Local Daily Digest: Uber and Lyft back in legal limbo in Philly; Ohio considers voting to abolish state agencies; Wyoming replaces state license plates

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Acting OPM Director Beth Cobert and other officials stressed the bureau's focus on reducing the investigations backlog.

New Security Clearance Bureau Will Begin Operations Monday

NBIB will focus on automating data collection, shortening investigation time.

John Kerry Calls Bombing of Aleppo ‘Beyond the Pale’

Fighting in the Syrian city has led to a devastating, and worsening, humanitarian crisis.

An aerial banner is flown over the South Pointe Park area in early September.

What Happened While America Waited for Zika Funding

Congress finally approved a $1.1 billion deal—but Zika has already done real damage in the United States.

U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith said agency teams are “laying the foundation of the next wave of the data movement.”

Obama White House Makes Big Final Push for Enduring IT Reforms

Officials cheer on agency and industry innovation at Open Data Summit.

Retirement Planning

Best Dates to Retire: Taking Your Leave

Accrual of annual leave is an important factor to consider in deciding when to move on.

VA Secretary Bob McDonald has expressed concern about the department’s ability to recruit and retain a talented workforce as it recovers from a major scandal.

VHA Still Needs More Doctors and Nurses

New watchdog report finds that more of the agency’s health care professionals are resigning than retiring.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton campaigns in New Hampshire.

Combat, Not Honeymoon, Would Await Clinton on Capitol Hill

Republicans are unlikely to acknowledge a political mandate if she wins—and Democrats know it.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin tests goggles with an electronic connection that allows him to see the view from an unmanned drone aircraft, during an exhibition of equipment displayed at Russia's Civil Defense Academy in Moscow's Khimki surburbs.

U.S. Army Racing to Catch Up to Russia On Battle Drones

After watching UAVs dominate eastern Ukrainian skies, the service is seeking counter-drone tech and new families of flying robots.

CIA Director Calls 9/11 Legislation 'Badly Misguided'

Congress delivered a historic rebuke to the administration on Wednesday by overriding Obama’s veto.

Alicia Machado is shown at her perfume launch in 2009 in Mexico City.

Play of the Day: Trump May Have a Miss Universe Problem

Or maybe it's an opportunity for a new slogan.

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