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The Justice Department Is Cracking Down on Sexual Misconduct by Prisons Employees

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National Labs to Receive $1.5B Funding Boost

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Here's What OPM Is Doing to Change Its Approach to Federal Personnel Issues

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Coronavirus Roundup: Future Emergency Response Teams Can Learn From Early CDC Mishaps, Says Watchdog

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Republicans Call for the Resignation of a Key DHS Official They Claim Is 'Unengaged'

The component chief is facing allegations of failing to engage with his agency and falling asleep during meetings.

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Feds to Colorado River States: Reduce Water Usage, or We Will Do It for You

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Churches Are Breaking the Law by Endorsing in Elections, Experts Say. The IRS Looks the Other Way.

For nearly 70 years, federal law has barred churches from directly involving themselves in political campaigns, but the IRS has largely abdicated its enforcement responsibilities as churches have become more brazen about publicly backing candidates.

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Two Democrats Have Spelled Out Exactly How They Want Agencies to Improve Services

A pair of House lawmakers wants agencies to allow Americans to spend less time on the phone and filling out paperwork when dealing with government.

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What the Midterms Mean for Government

Setting a new course for the ship of state is harder than it looks. 

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It’s OK for the Acting Pentagon Watchdog to Remain in Place, A New Legal Opinion Says

The Office of Legal Counsel opinion differs from what the Government Accountability Office found over the summer.

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Coronavirus Roundup: HHS Awards $21 Million to Get Ready for New and Emerging Pathogens 

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

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Two Outgoing Lawmakers Are Jockeying for Slots on the USPS Board

Before exiting Congress, two Democrats are soliciting support for nominations from President Biden.

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Here’s One Way to Help the Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity Succeed

Minority entrepreneurs would benefit from tools, mentorship and peer support to navigate the complex world of federal procurements. 

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More than 60% of Puerto Ricans Seeking FEMA Aid After Hurricane Maria Had Their Applications Denied – Will The Agency Approve More This Time?

Within two weeks of Hurricane Fiona, FEMA had accepted most Puerto Rican housing aid applications. Nearly all those early approvals cover only $700 in assistance and won’t pay the tab for rebuilding.

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That Time a Lawyer Invented the Government Shutdown

For nearly 200 years, shutdowns simply didn’t happen, even when Congress didn’t finish spending bills.

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A Defense Policy Bill Amendment Would Establish a Veteran-Focused Cyber Training Program

A provision included in House and Senate legislation authorizing Defense Department spending for fiscal year 2023 would allow veterans and military spouses to receive cyber training “at no cost.”

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GovExec Daily: The State of the Contractor Vaccine Mandate

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss what comes next after the injunction was lifted.

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Biden's Push to Use Federal Spending to Support American Manufacturing Takes Effect

One OMB official says the new Made in America contracting rule is a “key part of the administration’s strategic approach to leveraging federal purchasing power to invest in American industry and all of America’s workers."

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Border Patrol Reports 2.4 Million Migrant Arrests at Southwest Border This Year, the Most Ever

The historic pace of migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has fueled Republicans’ focus on the crisis, but despite the efforts of Gov. Greg Abbott’s Operation Lone Star, the number of encounters in Texas has increased.

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