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The Critical Part of Mueller’s Report That Barr Didn’t Mention

The special counsel’s most interesting findings about Trump and Russia might be in the counterintelligence portion of his report.

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FEMA Defends Actions Following Data Release Affecting 2.3 Million Disaster Victims

The agency said there’s no indication that survivor data has been misused.

Key Federal Agency Doesn’t Have the Staff to Oversee $35B in 2017 Hurricane Recovery Money

Slow process has led to four states and territories devastated by hurricanes receiving virtually none of the funds Congress appropriated.

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HUD’s Inspection System Gets a Poor Grade in Congressional Watchdog’s Report

The Government Accountability Office’s findings mirror those of an investigation by The Southern Illinoisan and ProPublica, which documented numerous cases in which substandard housing complexes received passing — and even glowing — scores from HUD.

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If Performance Governs Pay, More Workers Take Antidepressants

Companies moving to a pay-for-performance process may lead to an increase the number of employees taking anxiety and depression medication, according to a new study.

  Layers of Concertina are added to existing barrier infrastructure along the U.S. - Mexico border near Nogales, Arizona in February.

If Trump’s Border Wall Becomes Reality, Here’s How He Could Easily Get Private Land for It

A law is supposed to protect property owners from lowball offers by the government when it takes land through eminent domain. But a letter shows how simple it is for officials to eviscerate what is already a pretty toothless law.

Excellence in Government Santa Clara County produced more patents than any other U.S. county in recent history.

Why Some Counties Are Powerhouses For Innovation

When it comes to innovation, Santa Clara County is way ahead of the rest of the U.S. Between 2000 and 2015, more than 140,000 patents were granted there – triple the number of the next-ranked county.

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Creating a 21st Century Federal Workforce

A dramatically different method of providing preference to veterans could lead to a radically simplified federal hiring process.

GSA’s Buildings Service Lost $49 Million On D.C.-Area Leases

Watchdog advises repayments to overbilled agency tenants.

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OPM Looks to Expand Pilot Programs That Teach Federal Employees New Skills

New pay study will be "additive," not replace existing compensation comparison efforts, acting director says.

Trump Administration Outlines How the OPM-GSA Merger Would Work

The White House plans to move the portions it can transfer administratively this year, while retirement and health care offices will have to wait until 2020 and for legislation.

Will More Genetically Engineered Foods Be Approved Under The FDA's New Leadership?

With Gottlieb's departure from the FDA imminent, what should we expect from the FDA? How is it likely to regulate the still controversial genetically engineered foods?

‘Quality Review’ Isn’t Fixing Veterans’ Claims System

Public reports have understated due process mistakes and legal errors in the veterans' appeals process, research finds.

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