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USPS: It's Up to Mailers to Comply With State Laws on Abortion Pills

The Postal Service says it will not crack down on the mailings, while the Biden administration promises to use the mail to expand access to the pills.

The Latest on the Formula Shortage and What the Government is Doing About It

Republican lawmakers are demanding a briefing and internal communications from the White House on the shortage.

Budding Spies Might Not Get Weeded Out for Past Drug Use

Activists say this would be a practical step to help ensure all the best candidates are getting considered for intelligence jobs. 

An SBA Team Targets Set-Aside Contracts Awarded to Ineligible Firms

The Office of Government Contracting and Business Development successfully steered over $5 billion in contracting opportunities for small businesses away from firms that were ineligible for set-asides.

Coronavirus Roundup: Free, Accessible Tests for the Visually Impaired; Pandemic-Related Delays in Cleaning Up Superfund Sites

There’s a lot to keep track of. Here’s a list of this week’s news updates and stories you may have missed.

These Three Federal Employees Landed in Hot Water Over Hatch Act Violations

The Office of Special Counsel announced settlements over violations at the U.S. Postal Service, Veterans Affairs Department and U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency.

Joe Biden Has a New Vision for the National Flood Insurance Program

The administration's flood insurance reforms could improve transparency — and make some Americans more vulnerable.

Trump’s Dismissiveness of COVID Led to a ‘Lack of Action’ Across Federal Agencies, His Former Pandemic Response Leader Says

Deborah Birx details how she attempted to sidestep promotion of debunked science and potential political interference with scientific work.

Government Leadership and the Power of Mindfulness

By teaching themselves to move beyond impulsive reactions, executives can become more thoughtful—and more effective.

Top GSA Buildings Official Talks About the Future of Federal Offices

“Right now, what I think the opportunity is is to have fewer buildings and better buildings,” the Public Buildings Service commissioner told lawmakers. 

Six Big Government Success Stories of the Last Two Decades

Often, it’s not what government has accomplished that’s significant, but what it has prevented from happening.

How One Federal Agency Meme-d Up Its Social Media

The Consumer Product Safety Commission wants to educate, while also "trying to be relevant and engage the public in a fun and different way.”