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Biden: Government Must Draft Anti-Corruption Plan by December

Analysts hailed the memo’s designation of corruption as a national security threat and its deadline for action.

GovExec Daily: The Hiring Possibilities in Biden's First Budget

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss the big takeaways from the president's blueprint.

Agencies Recognize LGBTQ+ Employees During Pride Month

This fits into the Biden administration’s overall goal of advancing equity and diversity. 

Austin Asks Top General For ‘Options’ to Evacuate Afghans

Operation would need authorization from White House, which is not yet “actively pursuing” the idea.

Contracting Community Welcomes Biden’s Budget Proposal

Groups see opportunities with the administration's cybersecurity, climate change and workforce innovation priorities.

Pentagon Shelves Plans for New Air Force Two

In the meantime, the Air Force is in the early stages of developing supersonic and hypersonic passenger aircraft.

Biden Seeks to Use Procurement ‘Power’ to Close Racial Wealth Gap

The administration intends to double the share of contracts going to small, disadvantaged businesses.

Eyeing China, Biden’s First Pentagon Budget Would Cut Troops, Buy Future Weapons

DepSecDef Hicks called the president’s $715 billion spending request “a foundation for fielding a full range of needed capabilities.” Republicans called it “a cut.”

Naval Spending Proposal Defies Calls to Buy Extra Ships, Boost Marines’ Budget

President’s first spending request seeks to cut procurement to free funds for operations and maintenance.

Biden Says He Is ‘Recommitting to Good Government’ in Full Fiscal 2022 Budget Proposal

It previews priorities in the upcoming president’s management agenda, including scientific integrity, trust in government and equity in policy making. 

Biden Nominees Want to Shake Up Pentagon Weapons Buying Process

Shyu, Blume tell Congress they plan to bridge the “valley of death” between the development phase and becoming a program of record.

US Air Force Will Cut Turkey from F-35 Production, Kendall Says

The service secretary nominee also signals he’s not in favor of reducing U.S. F-35 purchases.

Climate Change Will Force Coast Guard to Respond to ‘More Intense’ Storms, Biden Says

One recent hurricane season cost the service nearly a billion dollars to respond to aid requests and repair the damage to its own facilities. The future is sure to bring worse.