News

Trump ‘safe’ after shooting at campaign rally in Pennsylvania; one spectator and suspected gunman killed

The incident is reportedly being investigated as an assassination attempt.

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Mapping clean air centers to protect residents against wildfire risks

As wildfire smoke or poor air quality descends upon California residents, officials hope a data map will help them find pockets of fresh air across the state.

Nextgov

SSA transitions online accounts to Login-dot-gov for sign in

The agency said the change will affect individuals who created “my Social Security” accounts through its website before September 18, 2021.

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States, cities consider ‘mansion taxes’ to fund affordable housing

From sales taxes to real estate transfer taxes, governments are desperately trying to identify dedicated funding tracts for homelessness and housing initiatives.

Opinion

Editor’s Note: Accessibility improvements hinge on congestion pricing’s return, for now

Hochul only “paused” the controversial tolling program that could fund much needed improvements, including new elevator installations to meet ADA requirements.

Nextgov

As GSA turns 75, one of its leading technologists reflects on the agency's mission

Ann Lewis, director of the Technology Transformation Services, talks implementation, money and more.

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Splash pads make waves across communities, replacing public pools

Observers say public pools are necessary community infrastructure and save lives. Splash pads have become a more affordable option.

Contracts

IRS modernization accelerates with Inflation Reduction Act funds

Officials at the IRS and Treasury highlight multi-year funding, cross-disciplinary teams and enhanced user experience as among the key impacts.

Companies

One new president and more leadership moves across the market

Growth, human resources, and the national security sector also get mentions in this compilation.

Nextgov

Dozens of federal agencies’ call data potentially exposed in AT&T breach

AT&T is a prime contractor on the government's $50 billion telecom contract vehicle and supplies infrastructure and bandwidth for the FirstNet public safety communications program.

Workforce

Biden trashes Trump’s civil service plans in press conference

The president described Project 2025 and Schedule F threats to the United States’ democratic system during a press conference Thursday.

Oversight

Bill to strengthen oversight of beleaguered Bureau of Prisons is cleared for president’s signature

The Senate approved the measure by unanimous consent, following several misconduct investigations into the federal prison system.

Management

Republicans look to cull agency powers in wake of Supreme Court rulings

Agencies should adjust their postures going forward while also unwinding previous actions, lawmakers say.

Management

High crimes and mental competency don’t keep presidents from security clearances because, they don’t get them

COMMENTARY | Even more important than the president when it comes to protecting classified information are those national security professionals with the jobs of ensuring it is briefed, stored, and shared properly, writes one security clearance expert.

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New report: School cops double student arrest rates and race, gender key factors

Government watchdog reveals students twice as likely to be arrested when officers are present and their race, gender and disability play pivotal role.

Launch

Poland Breaks Space Barrier with Eco-Friendly Rocket

Nation Joins Elite Space Club, Paves Way for Green Propulsion

Politics

For Marc Molinaro, it’s not about the fundraising

The 19th Congressional District rep has beat his well-funded challenger Josh Riley before.