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The Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories Federal News Radio Producer Eric White reads on Federal Drive with Tom Temin. Listen to the newscast or read the stories each weekday morning on FederalNewsNetwork.com.

Episode Date
House Republicans look to get feds back to the office
00:08:03
In today's Federal Newscast, some Republican lawmakers want to press pause on making remote work permanent.
May 20, 2022
National Guard members get the go ahead to unionize if and when they're called up by the governor
00:08:32
In today's Federal Newscast, National Guard members on state duty can now unionize, thanks to a new Justice Department agreement.
May 19, 2022
Agencies may need to change to adapt to post-COVID workplaces
00:09:01
In today's Federal Newscast, the director of the Office of Management and Budget wants agencies to look at the future of work.
May 18, 2022
An idea to change how cost of living adjustments are calculated for federal retirees is introduced in Congress
00:08:23
In today's Federal Newscast, House lawmakers want to change how cost-of-living adjustments, or COLAs, are calculated for many federal retirees.
May 17, 2022
Postal Service agrees to provide more transparency during election season
00:07:41
In today's Federal Newscast, the Postal Service settles another lawsuit stemming from the 2020 presidential election.
May 16, 2022
New numbers from the IRS' watchdog truly show less workers, means less tax dollars
00:07:41
In today's Federal Newscast, the IRS saw the amount of money collected through enforcement mechanism drop significantly in fiscal 2020.
May 13, 2022
EEOC and federal employee union are locked in dispute over return to work plans
00:07:39
In today's Federal Newscast, the American Federation of Government Employees has filed an unfair labor practice complaint, saying that EEOC did not finish union negotiations before announcing its re-entry plans.
May 12, 2022
Agencies get new workforce priorities to focus on for the next few years
00:08:41
In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management released a new federal workforce plan.
May 11, 2022
Some members of the Interior Dept. will have an opportunity for remote work
00:07:58
In today's Federal Newscast, some Interior Department employees will see their remote work options expand.
May 10, 2022
House of Representatives set to raise minimum salary for staffers
00:07:52
In today's Federal Newscast, the House of Representatives is trying to recruit more diverse and high-quality candidates, and get them to stay there.
May 09, 2022
Two agencies are teaming up in the name of environmental justice
00:08:06
In today's Federal Newscast, the Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency are teaming up to launch a new environmental justice strategy.
May 06, 2022
With the weakening dollar, the Pentagon may need to refill the coffers sooner than expected
00:07:02
In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense Department says it may need more money in 2023 to offset inflation.
May 05, 2022
Pentagon enters what many hope will be the final round against cancer
00:07:41
In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense Department is working with other agencies to defeat cancer.
May 04, 2022
Pentagon feeling those high gas prices as well
00:08:05
In today's Federal Newscast, rising oil prices tend to raise the cost of just about everything – including running a military.
May 03, 2022
Vets suing Army for not recognizing substance abuse disorders in discharges
00:07:21
In today's Federal Newscast, veterans are suing the Army for refusing to give soldiers with alcohol and drug addictions honorable discharges.
May 02, 2022
Members of Congress hoping to secure higher pay raise for federal employees next year
00:08:44
In today's Federal Newscast, Members of Congress are pushing for a higher pay raise than the White House asked for in 2023.
Apr 29, 2022
Homeland Security's bug bounty pilot went so well, the agency is looking to expand upon it
00:07:53
In today's Federal Newscast, DHS is ready to expand its cyber bug bounty program after a successful pilot.
Apr 28, 2022
Biden administration trying to find happy medium when it comes to facial recognition
00:08:02
In today's Federal Newscast, Can the government safely and equitably use facial recognition for identity proofing? That's the question the General Services Administration's Technology Transformation Service is asking.
Apr 27, 2022
OPM wants to help formerly incarcerated with finding work in the federal government
00:07:21
In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management is giving formerly incarcerated individuals an opportunity to join the federal workforce.
Apr 26, 2022
Current and former members of the military can squeeze in on some military flights again
00:09:06
In today's Federal Newscast, the Air Force’s Air Mobility Command will allow those with special privileges to tag along on military flights if there is room.
Apr 25, 2022
EPA changing on-boarding process due to pandemic's effect on the workplace
00:08:36
In today's Federal Newscast, the Environmental Protection Agency is revising its onboarding process to reflect the pandemic's effects on the workplace.
Apr 22, 2022
GAO: HHS needs to find ways to shield its scientists from political strong-arming
00:08:16
In today's Federal Newscast, a new study from the Government Accountability Office finds the Health and Human Services Department needs to take steps to protect career scientists from political interference.
Apr 21, 2022
Members of Congress want State Dept. to go to bat for LGBTQ diplomats
00:07:47
In today's Federal Newscast, top Democrats on the House Foreign Affairs Committee are calling on the State Department to expand opportunities for LGBTQ diplomats.
Apr 20, 2022
Federal employees can now send portion of their pay to help Ukrainian refugees
00:07:43
In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management is giving all federal workers the option to contribute to humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.
Apr 19, 2022
Agencies and companies now have a how to guide on reporting cybersecurity incidents
00:06:44
In today's Federal Newscast, there’s a new guide for how to report cyber incidents from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
Apr 18, 2022
Federal agencies have their plans for increasing equity in government services
00:07:12
In today's Federal Newscast, more than 90 federal agencies announce new plans to improve equity in government services.
Apr 15, 2022
Questions arise from Air Force's decision to move Space Force headquarters to Alabama
00:06:44
In today's Federal Newscast, concerns about the movement of U.S. Space Command headquarters are mounting.
Apr 14, 2022
USCIS looks to streamline the process for those applying for DACA status
00:06:48
In today's Federal Newscast, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services expands online filing to those with DACA status.
Apr 13, 2022
OPM hopes new hiring resource hub will make it easier to recruit cyber experts
00:06:35
In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management wants to make it easier to recruit cyber experts for federal jobs.
Apr 12, 2022
Small Business Administration wants to show off new technologies made possible through its funding programs
00:07:20
In today's Federal Newscast, the Small Business Administration is looking to showcase entrepreneurs developing technology in key industries in part through federal funding.
Apr 11, 2022
Federal employees will get the first crack at the State Department's online passport renewal process
00:07:18
In today's Federal Newscast, the State Department invites federal employees to renew their passports online ahead of public launch.
Apr 08, 2022
Agency in charge of legislative workers hopes to keep things rolling
00:07:36
In today's Federal Newscast, to continue enhancing worker protections in the legislative branch, the Office of Congressional Workplace Rights is requesting a flat budget for fiscal 2023.
Apr 07, 2022
Coast Guard may soon have the first woman in uniform to lead a military branch
00:07:52
In today's Federal Newscast, President Joe Biden taps Admiral Linda Fagan as the next commandant of the Coast Guard.
Apr 06, 2022
Biden admin. worries effects from climate change will take a toll of federal budgets for years to come
00:06:55
In today's Federal Newscast, the Biden administration expects climate change’s toll on the federal government will become more expensive over time.
Apr 05, 2022
Three members of U.S. Army are charged in alleged gun running scheme
00:07:19
In today's Federal Newscast, the Justice Department has charged three Army servicemembers for allegedly having a key role in a criminal network that supplied guns to gang members in Chicago.
Apr 04, 2022
Biden admin. hoping to make government services more inclusive for transgender people
00:08:08
In today's Federal Newscast, the White House wants to boost inclusion for transgender people in federal services.
Apr 01, 2022
Another court rules in favor of Navy sailors who do not want COVID-19 vaccine
00:07:49
In today's Federal Newscast, a federal judge in Texas has blocked the Navy from enforcing its COVID vaccine mandate against nearly 4,000 sailors who’d filed religious exemptions.
Mar 31, 2022
SBA dropping thousands of temporary employees hired as part of COVID response
00:07:56
The Small Business Administration is planning to shed the equivalent of more than 3,400 full-time employees as part of its budget request for fiscal 2023.
Mar 30, 2022
Senators want to eliminate any conflicts of interest with government contractors
00:06:56
In today's Federal Newscast, a bi-partisan group of Senators are taking aim at organizational conflicts of interest among federal contractors.
Mar 29, 2022
With rising inflation, OPM to examine some employees current pay rate
00:07:40
In today's Federal Newscast, some federal workers may be getting a pay raise due to rising levels of inflation.
Mar 28, 2022
Federal employees can now take paid leave to vote and work at the polls
00:07:30
Federal agency CIOs are finalizing plans to create and fund a zero-trust architecture. A former head of the TSA has died. And you can now sport ombre nails while in a Marine Corps uniform.
Mar 25, 2022
40 lawmakers call for 5% increase in defense budget
00:07:08
Lawmakers call for a more money in the defense budget. An effort is underway to reform and modernize the State Department. And pregnant Marines get a break on clothing.
Mar 24, 2022
GSA tries to whip inflation now for contractors
00:07:47
The General Services Administration attempts some creative inflation-slashing-tricks for contractors. Internet crime was a growth industry in 2021. And the number of federal contractors is shrinking.
Mar 23, 2022
Members of Congress want regular updates from the FAA on any issues that arise from 5G growth
00:07:01
In today's Federal Newscast, House lawmakers are pressing the Federal Aviation Administration for more details on what it's doing to ensure the safety of the air transportation system as commercial companies roll out 5G wireless services.
Mar 22, 2022
Maryland legislators ask for an investigation into potential discrimination within its National Guard
00:07:50
In today's Federal Newscast, lawmakers want the National Guard Inspector General to investigate bias in the Maryland National Guard.
Mar 21, 2022
OPM hopes to make it easier for women to join Senior Executive Service
00:07:18
In today's Federal Newscast, a new program offers opportunities for more women to join the Senior Executive Service.
Mar 18, 2022
GAO: State Dept. didn't always communicate with other agencies about its evacuation plans during pandemic
00:07:51
In today's Federal Newscast, the State Department didn’t communicate key elements of its global evacuation policy to the 26 agencies whose employees work in embassies and consulates overseas.
Mar 17, 2022
Biden admin. wants to get women closer in pay parity with men
00:07:20
In today's Federal Newscast, two initiatives seek to prohibit use of a people's prior salaries when hiring them
Mar 16, 2022
Major DoD IT contract award unsurprisingly faces bid protest
00:06:52
In today's Federal Newscast, the Department of Defense is facing a protest of its $11 billion IT contract award.
Mar 15, 2022
USPS could face some difficulty in buying the gas-powered fleet it wants
00:06:59
In today's Federal Newscast, House Democrats seek to block the Postal Service from buying mostly gas-powered vehicles as part of its next generation fleet.
Mar 14, 2022
Air Force looking to give more career flexibility to new parents
00:06:28
In today's Federal Newscast, airmen who are in dual military relationships will now have more time to decide if they want to stay in the service after having a child.
Mar 11, 2022
Navy's vaccine mandate is front and center in court case today
00:07:20
In today's Federal Newscast, a federal court in Florida will hear arguments today on a vaccine mandate case that the Navy says has effectively put one of its guided missile destroyers out of commission.
Mar 10, 2022
VA's biggest union already pushing back on agency's closure plans
00:07:43
In today's Federal Newscast, the Veterans Affairs Department's largest employees union is raising hackles over a plan to trim back VA facilities.
Mar 09, 2022
USPS also finds itself in need of more truck drivers
00:06:44
In today's Federal Newscast, a national shortage of truck drivers hits home for the Postal Service.
Mar 08, 2022
More coordination is needed for housing afghan refugees on military bases
00:07:18
In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense and State departments have been working together for months to evacuate and house Afghan refugees on U.S. military bases, but still don’t have any written agreements formalizing those arrangements.
Mar 07, 2022
Exposed to COVID-19 on the job? A new website lets you join class-action lawsuit for hazard pay
00:07:46
In today's Federal Newscast, federal employees who were exposed to COVID-19 while working can now join a class-action lawsuit.
Mar 04, 2022
Senate passes resolution blocking Biden admin's vaccine mandate for health care workers
00:07:21
In today's Federal Newscast, the Senate takes a shot at the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers.
Mar 03, 2022
Biden lays out how administration plans to go after COVID fraudsters
00:06:53
In today's Federal Newscast, President Biden says an executive order is in the works that will help agencies prevent and detect identity theft linked to COVID-19 relief programs.
Mar 02, 2022
New COVID guidance for federal agencies to match CDC recommendations
00:06:59
In today's Federal Newscast, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force has new guidance for masking and COVID testing for federal agencies.
Mar 01, 2022
Certain agencies miss getting a clean audit bill of health for differing reasons
00:07:35
In today's Federal Newscast, the departments of Defense and Labor and the Small Business Administration stopped the federal government from fully understanding the state of their finances.
Feb 28, 2022
President Biden picks agency to lead federal efforts during Russia-Ukraine crisis
00:05:42
In today's Federal Newscast, President Biden designated the Department of Homeland Security as the lead agency for the federal response to the Russia-Ukraine crisis.
Feb 25, 2022
Members of Congress press AG Garland to get agencies to comply with FOIA laws
00:06:52
In today's Federal Newscast, lawmakers are pressing Attorney General Merrick Garland to hold agencies accountable for following open records laws.
Feb 24, 2022
Members of Congress press AG Garland to get agencies to comply with FOIA laws
00:06:52
In today's Federal Newscast, lawmakers are pressing Attorney General Merrick Garland to hold agencies accountable for following open records laws.
Feb 24, 2022
GOP Senator has idea to completely change the makeup of federal workforce
00:05:50
In today's Federal Newscast, a Senate Republican seeks to shake up the federal workforce, as part of his vision for his party's agenda.
Feb 23, 2022
Unions want VA to educate employees on pandemic resources
00:07:49
In today's Federal Newscast, five unions say VA should immediately develop a joint COVID-19 training task force to design education courses for employees.
Feb 22, 2022
House Dems think GSA should break lease with Trump Org. after accounting flaws revealed
00:07:20
In today's Federal Newscast, top Democrats on the House Oversight and Reform Committee are calling on the General Services Administration to terminate its lease for the Trump Hotel in downtown D.C.
Feb 18, 2022
House Dems think GSA should break lease with Trump Org. after accounting flaws revealed
00:07:20
In today's Federal Newscast, top Democrats on the House Oversight and Reform Committee are calling on the General Services Administration to terminate its lease for the Trump Hotel in downtown D.C.
Feb 18, 2022
CISA: Russian hackers have infiltrated defense contractors' unclassified networks
00:06:52
In today's Federal Newscast, federal agencies say over the past two years, Russian state-sponsored hackers have systematically infiltrated the unclassified networks of cleared defense contractors.
Feb 17, 2022
Calling all zero trust experts, ICE is looking for your help
00:06:59
In today's Federal Newscast, Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it requires the expertise and analysis of industry-leading zero trust analysts, consultants and practitioners to meet the new White House requirements.
Feb 16, 2022
Lawmakers have questions for Energy Secretary about stocks she sold
00:06:07
In today's Federal Newscast, House Republicans are pressing Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on how she is abiding by the STOCK Act.
Feb 15, 2022
Companies ask GSA to address inflation in government contracts
00:07:20
In today's Federal Newscast, the Coalition for Government Procurement wrote a letter to the Federal Acquisition Service asking what GSA's plan are to address inflation under government contracts.
Feb 14, 2022
Senators looking to pass comprehensive cyber bill
00:07:32
In today's Federal Newscast, the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is set to consider a bill combining incident reporting requirements and updated federal cyber standards.
Feb 11, 2022
Defense Secretary Austin looks to Mike Bloomberg for advice on innovation
00:07:02
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin turns to Billionaire Mike Bloomberg for advice on innovation at the Department of Defense. Lawmakers on Capitol Hill express concern over the mental health of American federal workers employed overseas. And login.gov is looking for a new director. Maybe it's you.
Feb 10, 2022
Senate bill calls for agencies to prepare for the worst
00:07:02
In today's Federal Newscast, lawmakers OK a bill with new disaster planning requirements for federal agencies.
Feb 09, 2022
New IG report shows Air Force and the Army had issues rolling out the vaccine for troops overseas
00:07:36
In today's Federal Newscast, a report for the Defense Department Inspector General says providing shots on bases were particularly important since they were less available in civilian facilities overseas.
Feb 08, 2022
New group in Congress to look out for the nation's fighter pilots
00:06:42
In today's Federal Newscast, a group of lawmakers are banding together to create a new caucus focused on the fighter pilot community.
Feb 07, 2022
A new idea in the House has immigration judges becoming their own entity
00:07:02
In today's Federal Newscast, immigration judges would no longer be part of the Justice Department, if a bill introduced in the House passes.
Feb 04, 2022
Contractors have less than two months to create affirmative action programs
00:08:38
In today's Federal Newscast, most federal supply and service contractors and subcontractors have less than two months to certify that they are meeting their requirement to develop and maintain annual affirmative action programs.
Feb 03, 2022
White House appoints leader of its response to mysterious 'Havana Syndrome'
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Biden administration names a top official to lead an interagency response to Havana Syndrome.
Feb 02, 2022
Is the government classifying too much information?
00:07:25
In today's Federal Newscast, the U.S. spy chief certainly seems to think so.
Feb 01, 2022
Army leaders will soon know more about discharging soldiers who are refusing to get vaccinated
00:06:53
In today's Federal Newscast, thought the Army hasn’t involuntarily separated any soldiers for refusing COVID-19 vaccine, guidance on how the process will work is expected as soon as today.
Jan 31, 2022
White House has new guidance for agencies concerning vaccines while its mandates are in limbo
00:06:54
In today's Federal Newscast, the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force is telling agencies to start asking employees whether they’re up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines.
Jan 28, 2022
Navy is the latest branch to up its sign on bonuses for certain recruits
00:06:49
In today's Federal Newscast, potential sailors have some new incentives to join the Navy.
Jan 27, 2022
One survey says customer experience with federal agencies is on the decline, while another says the opposite
00:08:05
In today's Federal Newscast, public satisfaction in federal customer experience reached an-time low last year, according to a scorecard that’s been tracking this for decades.
Jan 26, 2022
IG: GSA purchased products from North Korea during height of the pandemic
00:08:39
In today's Federal Newscast, the General Services Administration struggled to follow the Trade Agreements Act for some contracts that helped with the response to the pandemic.
Jan 25, 2022
Members of Congress want Pentagon to start covering birth control under TRICARE
00:08:01
In today's Federal Newscast, lawmakers are trying to achieve cost parity under TRICARE to cover birth control.
Jan 24, 2022
A new mechanism to help agencies avoid buying counterfeit products
00:07:32
In today's Federal Newscast, agencies will have a new weapon in the battle against counterfeit or fraudulent products.
Jan 21, 2022
HHS says it's ready to take over Operation Warp Speed, but GAO is not so sure
00:06:39
In today's Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office says it’s unclear whether HHS is ready to lead some pandemic response efforts that used to be led by the Defense Department.
Jan 20, 2022
USPS has only made $35 in revenue from banking pilot
00:07:53
In today's Federal Newscast, a Postal Service banking pilot isn’t drawing many customers.
Jan 19, 2022
Smithsonian and AFGE continue disagreement over COVID-19 safety protocols
00:08:38
In today's Federal Newscast, the seeming disconnect between the Smithsonian and its largest employee union continued over the weekend.
Jan 18, 2022
GAO: Agencies had trouble dealing with major cyber incidents in 2020
00:06:54
In today's Federal Newscast, a Government Accountability Office report on the federal response to the SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange exploits, shows agencies have a lot of work to do.
Jan 14, 2022
Death benefits for federal employees killed on the job could see first increase in over 20 years
00:07:55
In today's Federal Newscast, death benefits for federal employees killed on the job may increase soon.
Jan 13, 2022
NASA finds itself on the hunt for more astronauts
00:07:47
In today's Federal Newscast, NASA’s Office of Inspector General has identified a staffing shortage in the agency’s astronaut corps.
Jan 12, 2022
How is the Biden administration doing with filling out senior positions?
00:08:29
In today's Federal Newscast, President Biden has managed to get fewer of his nominees confirmed to federal agency leadership positions than two of his most recent predecessors, but it’s not for lack of trying.
Jan 11, 2022
GSA relinquishes control of the "dot-gov" domain to CISA
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In today's Federal Newscast, the General Services Administration formally gives up its management of the Internet’s “dot-gov” top-level domain today.
Jan 10, 2022
New database aims to get a better understanding of suicide within law enforcement
00:08:21
In today's Federal Newscast, the FBI is shining a brighter light on the mental health of law enforcement officers.
Jan 07, 2022
USPS asks for more time to implement vaccine mandate
00:08:05
In today's Federal Newscast, the Postal Service is asking for a temporary exemption from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s vaccine-and-testing mandate for large employers.
Jan 06, 2022
Number of federal employees who teleworked regularly in 2020 went up, but not by as much as you might think
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In today's Federal Newscast, while COVID-19 drove a majority of federal workers out of the office in 2020, new data from the Office of Personnel Management shows the increase in teleworking wasn't as dramatic as expected.
Jan 05, 2022
Calls for U.S. Capitol Police IG to publish reports
00:08:24
In today's Federal Newscast, activist group asks the Senate Rules Committee and House Administration Committee to force the Capitol Police to publish inspector general reports online.
Jan 04, 2022
IG warns DOE about its lack of background checks at agency-run child care centers
00:08:01
In this episode of THE FEDERAL NEWSCAST: The First workday of 2022, brought feds in DC their first snow day of 2022. A local union president says just closing some museums is causing the spread of COVID-19. And the Air Force is expanding uniform options for pregnant airmen.
Jan 03, 2022
Sloppy expense-account reporting, leaves former government scientist owing thousands of dollars
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A former top government scientist is exposed for thousands of dollars in sloppy expense-account reporting. An $83 million contract might mean millions of COVID test kits in America's future. And online military exchanges are now available to a new crop of customers.
Dec 30, 2021
Postal Service leadership reminds employees to follow online rules
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The Pentagon is taking new precautions against Omicron. Postal Service leadership is advising employees to be careful about online activity. And the Federal Managers Association chimes in about the NDAA.
Dec 29, 2021
Next year's $770 billion defense authorization act, includes a raise
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The Defense Authorization Bill has been signed....we'll tell you about a few changes. Still on the Pentagon's Circumspect List: China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea. And in COVID news, more sailors test positive, while 66 more marines are fired.
Dec 28, 2021
POTUS places order with radiation-hardened microelectronics companies
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Lawmakers call for a report on the effect of CMMC on small businesses. A company is now accountable for the mice, mold, and lead paint in military housing. And more medical military troops are on their way to help American hospitals battle COVID.
Dec 27, 2021
VA practitioners reporting higher levels of burnout due to pandemic
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In today's Federal Newscast, more employees at the Veterans Health Administration say they experienced burnout in 2021 compared to previous years.
Dec 23, 2021
New federal website going up for those looking for COVID-19 tests
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Biden administration will roll out a new federal website in response to the omicron variant.
Dec 22, 2021
IG: VA may have to use its data better to make sure resources are going to where they're needed
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In today's Federal Newscast, auditors for the Department of Veterans Affairs say the data Veterans Affairs is using to measure its capacity to provide specialty health care might not be accurate.
Dec 21, 2021
Servicemembers who lose their job during deployment get some more help in their corner
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In today's Federal Newscast, servicemembers facing job loss after returning from deployment will see a renewed focus from two of their most staunch defenders.
Dec 20, 2021
Senators want to know if federal contractors are actually complying E-Verify rule
00:09:14
In today's Federal Newscast, three senior Republican Senators are calling on the Government Accountability Office to look into whether federal contractors are using the e-verify tool for employees.
Dec 17, 2021
As NDAA is on its way to becoming law, here are some details on what's in it
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In today's Federal Newscast, the 2022 NDAA is on its way to becoming law, we've got some details on what it contains.
Dec 16, 2021
"Hack DHS" program to become permanent fixture at agency
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Department of Homeland Security is making its bug bounty pilot a permanent program.
Dec 15, 2021
Most federal employees are now in the continuous evaluation system, but how do you gauge if its working or not?
00:09:02
In today's Federal Newscast, continuous evaluation is a new reality for most security clearance holders, but an audit say agencies need some way to measure its success.
Dec 14, 2021
New Executive Order aims to improve agencies' customer service
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In today's Federal Newscast, President Joe Biden will sign an executive order aimed at saving Americans time and frustration when seeking a broad array of federal services.
Dec 13, 2021
Agencies get advice on securing their social media accounts
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has new guidance for how to secure agencies' Twitter, Instagram and other social media accounts.
Dec 10, 2021
CISA on the hunt...this time for artists to decorate its new headquarters
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In today's Federal Newscast, the General Services Administration is looking for artists to spruce up a new headquarters for the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
Dec 09, 2021
No more two-year probationary period for new Pentagon employees
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In today's Federal Newscast, the two-year probationary is on its way out for civilian employees at the Defense Department.
Dec 08, 2021
USAID putting new money towards making sure developing countries have enough COVID-19 vaccines
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In today's Federal Newscast, the U.S. Agency for International Development is ramping up efforts to make COVID-19 vaccines available worldwide.
Dec 07, 2021
IG: Pentagon may not really know how big a problem extremism in the military is
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In today's Federal Newscast, the military has some big blind spots when it comes to figuring out how big a problem it has with extremism in the ranks.
Dec 06, 2021
New contracting goals for small disadvantaged businesses
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In today's Federal Newscast, agencies have new contracting goals for awards to small disadvantaged businesses.
Dec 03, 2021
Pentagon looking into whether vendors are dropping out due to vaccine requirement
00:07:52
In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense Department is starting to gather data on whether the vaccination mandate for federal contractors is chasing away potential vendors
Dec 02, 2021
Senator wants to know what agencies are doing to protect employees' cell phone
00:09:28
In today's Federal Newscast, Sen. Wyden wants to know what a handful of agencies are doing to deploy countermeasures and protect employees and critical facilities.
Dec 01, 2021
IG: Water quality and mold may be issues when employees return to federal buildings
00:09:06
In today's Federal Newscast, you can add water issues at federal properties to the list of unforeseen consequences from the lockdown.
Nov 30, 2021
Federal government lacking expertise in AI and cybersecurity, GAO reports
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CISA is taking new steps to make your email even safer. The Defense Department is looking to expand private in-home childcare. And the Defense Intelligence Agency just inked a massive IT contract. Those stories and much more...
Nov 29, 2021
Pentagon creating new group to investigate UFO's
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense Department is creating a new office that will look into Unidentified Aerial Phenomena.
Nov 24, 2021
Deadline set for contractors to pay $15/hour wage
00:08:53
In today's Federal Newscast, the Labor Department released the final rule yesterday to implement President Joe Biden's April executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contracts.
Nov 23, 2021
OPM: Use up that extra COVID leave while you can
00:07:08
In today's Federal Newscast, The Office of Personnel Management is reminding federal employees, they might have some extra annual leave due to expire soon.
Nov 22, 2021
White House and Congress both seem to agree lower ranking troops need more money, but how much?
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In today's Federal Newscast, he White House says it supports the idea of a “basic needs allowance” for low-income military members, but wants more time to decide how much.
Nov 19, 2021
Chief Data Officers Council gets suggestions on where it should go next
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In today's Federal Newscast, the CDO Council received nearly 60 sets of comments in response to a request for information it issued a month ago.
Nov 18, 2021
Pentagon inches closer to clean financial audit
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Department of Defense is still years away from being able to pass a financial audit. But this year’s results show some glimmers of progress.
Nov 17, 2021
Now that the infrastructure bill has passed, the Senate turns its attention to the NDAA
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense authorization bill has been stalled amid infrastructure and reconciliation talks, but the must-pass legislation could see some movement soon.
Nov 16, 2021
One state's National Guard says it won't be complying with federal vaccine mandate
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Oklahoma National Guard has decided to defy DoD’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
Nov 15, 2021
VA researching possible link to veterans' rare cancers and exposure to toxins
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The DoD IG reports on a huge shortage of Military prosecutors trained to handle sexual assault cases. A federal district court denies a second group of federal employees a chance to quickly block the vaccine mandate. And the IRS is looking to audit more millionaires.
Nov 12, 2021
VA Secretary explains why agency will never be the same after COVID-19
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Department of Veterans Affairs says it's a different agency today because of the pandemic.
Nov 11, 2021
Could we soon see hybrid electric tanks? Pentagon says maybe
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Pentagon is charging up a plan to electrify some of its vehicles.
Nov 10, 2021
Biden admin. looking to axe another policy from the previous one
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Labor Department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has proposed rescinding a Trump era rule.
Nov 09, 2021
Legal challenge to vaccine mandate fast-tracked in court
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A federal appeals court is fast-tracking a legal challenge to the president's vaccine mandate for large, private employers. Hundreds of millions of dollars are headed toward IT modernization. The Secretary of State has named two top diplomats to lead efforts to deal with Havana Syndrome.
Nov 08, 2021
Senators hope to help Pentagon prepare for effects of climate change on bases
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense Department is increasingly concerned about sea-level rise and its effect on military bases.
Nov 05, 2021
Another Congressional push to get feds back in the office faster
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In today's Federal Newscast, a group of Senate Republicans is joining in the calls for federal employees to return their offices.
Nov 04, 2021
State Dept. says it's back to sending passports out at pre-pandemic levels
00:07:46
In today's Federal Newscast, the State Department says it can now get passports out to customers in a matter of weeks.
Nov 03, 2021
GAO: Trump admin. order to reduce regulations didn't make much of a dent
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In today's Federal Newscast, former President Donald Trump’s executive order directing agencies to repeal two old regulations for every new one added didn’t make much of an impact on agency rulemaking.
Nov 02, 2021
GAO: Trump admin. order to reduce regulations didn't make much of a dent
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In today's Federal Newscast, former President Donald Trump’s executive order directing agencies to repeal two old regulations for every new one added didn’t make much of an impact on agency rulemaking.
Nov 02, 2021
Some more insight on how agencies will handle religious excepts to vaccine mandate
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Biden administration offered up a few more details on how it might handle employee requests for a religious exception to the vaccine mandate
Nov 01, 2021
Just how many vaccine exemptions has the military given out?
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In today's Federal Newscast, we get a look at just how many COVID-19 vaccine exemptions the military is allowing.
Oct 29, 2021
GOP members of Congress have lingering questions about federal vaccine mandate
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In today's Federal Newscast, top Republicans on the House Oversight and Reform Committee have more questions about the Biden administration's vaccine mandate for federal employees.
Oct 28, 2021
New features to help modernize the Thrift Savings Plan
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In today's Federal Newscast, the TSP is rolling out some new services for participants next summer.
Oct 27, 2021
Customs and Border Protection punished dozens of employees for social media posts
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In today's Federal Newscast, new documents from the House Oversight and Reform Committee show the extent of how CBP handled employee misconduct.
Oct 26, 2021
Federal contractors will need to decide which of their employees are exempt from vaccine mandate
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Biden administration says federal contractors should decide how they'll grant accommodations to their own employees.
Oct 25, 2021
Pentagon trying to stay ahead of issues from climate change
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense Department is continuing to prepare for climate change related problems.
Oct 22, 2021
Civilian defense employees find out just what will happen if they refuse the COVID-19 vaccine
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In today's Federal Newscast, The Pentagon is spelling out what will happen to civilian employees who do not want to get vaccinated.
Oct 21, 2021
Congressman worried TSA may lose workers because of vaccine mandate
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In today's Federal Newscast, one House Republican is worried the Transportation Security Administration will lose a good portion of its workforce over the Biden administration's vaccine mandate.
Oct 20, 2021
While the Pentagon is doing more business with small companies, the list of candidates is shrinking
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense Department has spent more of its contracting budget on small businesses in recent years, but those dollars are going to a shrinking pool of companies.
Oct 19, 2021
Ongoing feud between SSA OIG and FLEOA continues
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In today's Federal Newscast, the spat between the Social Security Administration's inspector general office and a federal employee group continues.
Oct 18, 2021
Navy lays out what will happen to sailor who refuse vaccination
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Navy has laid out detailed processes for sailors who refuse COVID-19 vaccines.
Oct 15, 2021
Airmen running out of time to get vaccinated before facing consequences
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Air Force mandated that all airmen need to be fully inoculated against coronavirus by November 2.
Oct 14, 2021
Senator looking into potential pay abuse at ATF
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In today's Federal Newscast, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is looking into pay abuse at the law enforcement agency.
Oct 13, 2021
A new law designed to help schools battle cybersecurity risks
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A new law aims to shed light on the cybersecurity risks faced by American schools. Fewer postal workers recommend taking a job with the agency. And the Veterans Affairs Department found more than $100 million in savings by getting rid of old technologies.
Oct 12, 2021
Delta variant has forced some agencies to adjust return-to-work plans
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In today's Federal Newscast, the delta variant of COVID-19 is pushing back return-to-work timelines for some federal employees.
Oct 11, 2021
Biden admin. on the hunt for a new Chief Statistician
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of Management and Budget seeks a Chief Statistician to the Biden administration’s data priorities forward.
Oct 08, 2021
DOJ's new initiative aims to hold federal contractors accountable for their cybersecurity efforts
00:07:27
In today's Federal Newscast, the Justice Department is bringing the power of the False Claims Act to the growing challenge of cybersecurity.
Oct 07, 2021
One of the nation's top public health officials is calling it a career
00:08:29
In today's Federal Newscast, Dr. Francis Collins says he'll leave his post as director of the National Institutes of Health by the end of the year.
Oct 06, 2021
Pentagon civilian employees get their deadline to receive COVID-19 vaccine
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Department of Defense put out a timeline for when civilians must get their first and second shots based on the type of vaccine in order to be in compliance.
Oct 05, 2021
Vaccine guidance for contractors leaves many open questions
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council has issued regulatory guidance on implementation of the vaccine mandate for federal contractors.
Oct 04, 2021
Increase in military suicide rates continues troubling trend
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense Department is seeing troubling new figures in military suicide rates.
Oct 01, 2021
Agencies looking for industry ideas on tracking vaccinations among their employees
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In today's Federal Newscast, federal agencies are looking for private sector ideas on collecting vaccine information for their employees.
Sep 30, 2021
Secret Service agents are getting tapped out by the workload
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In today's Federal Newscast, a review by the National Academy of Public Administration says Secret Service employees are doing more than ever with less.
Sep 29, 2021
New evidence shows extent of 'Mar-a-Lago Trio' involvement with VA modernization efforts
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In today's Federal Newscast, House Democrats have new documents that show the extent to which three associates of former President Trump developed their own agenda to transform the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Sep 28, 2021
Veterans Affairs gearing up to offer COVID-19 booster shots to vets and employees
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Department of Veterans Affairs says it's ready to offer COVID-19 booster shots to veterans and employees who have received their first vaccine doses six months ago or longer.
Sep 27, 2021
Border Patrol union looking to challenge the president's vaccine mandate may have hit a dead end
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In today's Federal Newscast, the National Border Patrol Council continues to search for a legal avenue to challenge the president's vaccine mandate for federal employees.
Sep 24, 2021
A delayed budget could hamstring the Space Force
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In today's Federal Newscast, the possibility of a delayed budget might slow down the Space Force.
Sep 23, 2021
House Republicans say it's time federal agencies fully open their doors to the public
00:09:50
In today's Federal Newscast, ten House Republicans want to know why more federal employees aren't working in person.
Sep 22, 2021
U.S. troops may have left Afghanistan, but federal contracting goes on
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In today's Federal Newscast, federal contracting continues in Afghanistan, and the Pentagon takes steps to ensure security of those performing it.
Sep 21, 2021
Military COVID deaths rise sharply among the unvaccinated
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Hitting hard at the unvaccinated, military COVID deaths nearly double since mid-July. Customs and Border Protection opens a first-of-its-kind facility for checking air shipments. And new Interior Department leadership means the Bureau of Land Management headquarters will return to D.C.
Sep 20, 2021
Federal Service Impasses Panel back in action
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Federal Service Impasses Panel is back to work with all new members.
Sep 17, 2021
Defense Department looks to buy more monoclonal antibodies
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In today's Federal Newscast, a major contract from the Pentagon to purchase more doses of one of the only proven treatments of COVID-19.
Sep 16, 2021
Senators reintroduce bill to end government shutdowns, to bring awareness to the one potentially on the way
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In today's Federal Newscast, two Senators say they're reintroducing their bill now to bring attention to the upcoming fiscal year deadline.
Sep 15, 2021
Former Walter Reed Department Head Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges
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A contractor and Walter Reed employee plead guilty to corruption. The Defense Department doubles-down on it skepticism of Chinese-made drones. And the nation’s top spy office is setting up a new organization to counter disinformation campaigns.
Sep 14, 2021
Military has deadliest stretch of COVID-19 in August
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In today's Federal Newscast, nearly a dozen military service members dies of COVID-19 in August.
Sep 13, 2021
TSA increasing fines for those who violate federal mask mandate in airports
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Transportation Security Administration is increasing fines for individuals who don’t follow a federal mask mandate at airports and on commercial flights.
Sep 10, 2021
IRS issues warning about its lack of funding for IT systems
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In today's Federal Newscast, the IRS warns its IT systems are severely underfunded, and must take extraordinary measures to keep it running.
Sep 09, 2021
Defense Department seeking public input for renaming bases with that honor Confederate leaders
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense Department is changing the names of some of its most high profile bases and it wants the public’s help.
Sep 08, 2021
Pentagon looks to address supply chain issues exposed by pandemic
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Pentagon is launching a two-year effort to fix supply chain problems.
Sep 07, 2021
Federal managers worried about implementing White House's vaccine and testing policies
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In today's Federal Newscast, federal managers say they need more guidance from the Biden administration about the new vaccine and testing policy for employees.
Sep 03, 2021
Should political appointees have access to a car service all day?
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In today's Federal Newscast, one agency is testing the idea of not having cars at their executives' beckon call.
Sep 02, 2021
Some federal employees still stuck in Afghanistan
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In today's Federal Newscast, the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan leaves some federal employees behind.
Sep 01, 2021
Many federal agencies pitching in for Hurricane Ida response
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In today's Federal Newscast, agencies are pulling out all the stops in the response to Hurricane Ida.
Aug 31, 2021
FEMA deploying over 2,000 employees as Ida carves destructive path
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In today's Federal Newscast, more than 2,400 FEMA employees are in place to help out citizens in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and other states that are in the path of Hurricane Ida.
Aug 30, 2021
IG: GSA did not always take steps to limit COVID-19 exposure in federal buildings
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In today's Federal Newscast, the General Services Administration didn’t always take appropriate steps to limit exposure to COVID-19 in federal buildings, according to its inspector general.
Aug 27, 2021
USDA looking to stop the next pandemic before it begins
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The Agriculture Department is investing $300 million to build an early warning system against the next pandemic.
Aug 26, 2021
With Afghan government falling, the Pentagon now trying to decide what to do with the money it was going to give it
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Pentagon is determining what it should do with billions intended for the Afghan armed forces.
Aug 25, 2021
USPS sees steep decline in revenue due to lack of passport applications during pandemic
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Postal Service saw a more than 30% decrease in passport applications last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aug 24, 2021
New report suggests cutting down number of appointees who need Senate confirmation
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Senate has more political appointees than ever to confirm, and the process itself is taking longer.
Aug 23, 2021
USCIS looking to hire thousands to help speed up asylum process
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Biden administration wants to hire potentially thousands of new federal employees to overhaul the asylum process for immigrants arriving at the border.
Aug 20, 2021
Some military installations are reinstituting COVID-19 travel restrictions
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In today's Federal Newscast, military bases are beginning to restrict travel again as coronavirus rates are on the rise.
Aug 19, 2021
IG report shows federal agencies have been failing in Afghanistan for years
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In today's Federal Newscast, during its 20 years in Afghanistan, no specific agency had the mindset, expertise or resources to develop the country, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.
Aug 18, 2021
Senator wants agencies to take bigger role in going after fake vaccine cards
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In today's Federal Newscast, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is calling on federal agencies to crack down on fake vaccine cards.
Aug 17, 2021
House staffers could now make more than the representatives they work for
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In today's Federal Newscast, new salary caps mean House staffers can now make up to nearly $200,000 a year.
Aug 16, 2021
Federal employees union give their take on the president's new vaccine guidance
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In today's Federal Newscast, federal employee unions are responding to President Biden's new vaccine guidance.
Aug 13, 2021
Employee organization has some suggestions on how to achieve equal pay
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In today's Federal Newscast, new recommendations to the Office of Personnel Management from a federal employee-run organization are trying to close the pay gaps between men and women and among racial groups.
Aug 12, 2021
Bipartisan infrastructure bill includes funds to help federal cyber efforts
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In today's Federal Newscast, the $1 trillion infrastructure bill passed by the Senate gives the National Cyber Director money to get started, and a rainy-day fund for cyber incidents.
Aug 11, 2021
Congressman looks to punish those responsible for mysterious Havana Syndrome
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In today's Federal Newscast, a bill from the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s top Republican looks to punish anyone found responsible for an illness called Havana Syndrome.
Aug 10, 2021
Congressman looks to punish those responsible for mysterious Havana Syndrome
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In today's Federal Newscast, a bill from the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s top Republican looks to punish anyone found responsible for an illness called Havana Syndrome.
Aug 10, 2021
Members of Congress want more transparency on troop movements
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In today's Federal Newscast, some members of Congress want a deeper look into how the Defense Department is allocating its troops.
Aug 09, 2021
NSA wants you to be careful where you log in to telework
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In today's Federal Newscast, in a new advisory, the NSA laid out best practices for securing wireless devices in public settings.
Aug 06, 2021
Navy's top doctor says it may be time to require COVID-19 vaccine for servicemembers
00:08:40
In today's Federal Newscast, the Navy surgeon general says he favor a vaccine mandate for military members.
Aug 05, 2021
Congressional inaction on debt ceiling causes Treasury to take action with Thrift Savings Plan
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Treasury Department is temporarily suspending investments in the Thrift Savings Plan's G-fund to prevent the government from defaulting on debt.
Aug 04, 2021
Looks like the Pentagon may have itself to blame for its cyber recruiting troubles
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense Department Inspector General says the Pentagon’s bureaucracy is getting in the way of hiring the cyber employees the military needs.
Aug 03, 2021
NASA gets the ok to continue contract related to sending humans back to the moon
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In today's Federal Newscast, NASA is able to move forward with a contract award involved with its plans for sending people back to the moon.
Aug 02, 2021
In rare move, members of Congress want White House to request more money for one particular agency
00:08:45
In today's Federal Newscast, two Senators are asking the White House to make a larger budget request for the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Jul 30, 2021
GAO: CARES Act provision keeping contractors afloat during pandemic showed great success
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In today's Federal Newscast, the provision in the CARES Act that lets agencies reimburse contractors who can't work because of the pandemic was an overwhelming success.
Jul 29, 2021
Proposed vaccine mandate for federal employees could face some legal hurdles
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In today's Federal Newscast, the federal employee vaccination mandate expected from the White House may not go down easy.
Jul 28, 2021
GAO: Agencies could've been more transparent pandemic response OTA's
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In today's Federal Newscast, agencies spent billions on urgent COVID-related contracts, but they neglected to report some important award information.
Jul 27, 2021
Senators looking to mandate whistleblower training for all VA employees
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In today's Federal Newscast, a bipartisan pair of senators want to write whistleblower training for employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs into law.
Jul 26, 2021
Labor Dept. offering sessions for federal contractor minimum wage increase
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Department of Labor will offer virtual seminars throughout August to prepare for federal contract minimum wage increases.
Jul 23, 2021
DOD looking into what happens if the most important briefcase in the world goes missing
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense Department Inspector General is undergoing an evaluation to find out how the Pentagon would respond if the "nuclear football" was stolen, lost or compromised.
Jul 22, 2021
Agencies are told to consider environmental justice in policy decisions
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In today's Federal Newscast, The White House issued interim guidance yesterday directing agencies to develop plans for meeting the Biden administration’s Justice40 initiative.
Jul 21, 2021
Agencies could have some extra cyber defenses by the end of the year
00:08:11
In today's Federal Newscast, the federal government could have multifactor authentication and encryption technologies fully deployed across its networks within six months.
Jul 20, 2021
House Democrats lay out plans for Social Security after Covid
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In today's Federal Newscast, House Democrats have an idea of what the Social Security Administration should look like whenever the pandemic ends.
Jul 19, 2021
Biden administration launches new website to combat ransomware
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In today's Federal Newscast: This summer's Post Office rate increases are expected to decrease business and make more money. The U.S. Fleet Forces Command has a new leader. And the latest weapon to fight hackers? A new website.
Jul 16, 2021
Whistleblower allegations cause Biden Nominee at Pentagon to withdraw
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In today's Federal Newscast: A POTUS Pentagon pick pulls out, under a cloud, the Government Publishing Office announces a very generous telework policy, and the latest Postal Service budget, might not be enough.
Jul 15, 2021
Crackdown in the works against acquisition fraud and misconduct
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In today's Federal Newscast: Air Force contracting officials and law enforcement have agreed to crackdown on acquisition fraud. The State Department is under fire for its backlog of passport applications. And a bill in Congress wants to prevent agencies from warrantless high-tech tracking.
Jul 14, 2021
Senate confirms permanent director for CISA
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- Senate confirmation brings CISA a new full-time, permanent leader. - The booming national housing market takes a toll on military families. - Federal firefighters are one step closer to a major pay raise.
Jul 13, 2021
The death of the JEDI Cloud will lead to new life in October
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One of the biggest and most bipartisan bills is ready for mark-up in the Senate. The JEDI Cloud contract's death leads to life...elsewhere. And as the Intelligence Community continues working toward diversity, we have a status report.
Jul 12, 2021
Whistleblower claim leads to more efficient contracting practices at HHS
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Department of Health and Human Services will strengthen internal controls when using Other Transaction Authorities, for procurements outside of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
Jul 09, 2021
DoD sets deadline for other providers to get in on new cloud project
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Pentagon is giving other cloud service providers to participate in new contract after it cancelled the JEDI Cloud project.
Jul 08, 2021
Federal cyber leaders to meet with President today to talk ransomware
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In today's Federal Newscast, the leaders of key agencies will meet today to discuss the government’s ransomware strategy.
Jul 07, 2021
DHS and VA joining forces to locate deported veterans
00:07:39
In today's Federal Newscast, the Departments of Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs say they'll work together to identify deported veterans and give them the VA benefits they're entitled to.
Jul 06, 2021
NSA warning agencies and organizations about new kind of Russian cyber attack
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In today's Federal Newscast, the National Security Agency is urging government contractors and other organizations to watch out for a new Russian cyber attack.
Jul 02, 2021
U.S. citizens can now self-select their gender on their passports
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- State Department makes a big policy change to passports. - All federal fighters will likely make no less than $15 dollars an hour. - And the Guantanamo Bay detention facility is on the chopping block...again.
Jul 01, 2021
House passes bill to give IG's more job security
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In today's Federal Newscast, the House passes a comprehensive bill to strengthen the role of agency inspectors general.
Jun 30, 2021
Pentagon testing out covering in-home child care for servicemembers
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Defense Department will begin covering in-home child care costs for some military families under a new pilot program.
Jun 29, 2021
White House issues new marching orders improve agencies' diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts
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In today's Federal Newscast, agencies have new direction from the Biden administration to improve diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility within the federal workforce.
Jun 28, 2021
Senate skips town for two weeks before confirming new CISA director
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- The POTUS pick to lead CISA is hacked by a political maneuver. - OPM has its first permanent leader in a year. - The debate over expanding paid family leave for federal employees turns ugly.
Jun 25, 2021
GAO: Cost of cleaning up PFAS chemicals is only going to increase
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office estimates how much it's going to cost for the Defense Department to continue investigating and cleaning up the so called "forever chemicals."
Jun 24, 2021
CISA: No organization in the public or private sector could've prevented SolarWinds breach
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In today's Federal Newscast, when it came to the SolarWinds cyber attack, the private sector was in no better shape than the government to stop or block the attack.
Jun 23, 2021
Pentagon easing more COVID-19 restrictions within the building
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In today's Federal Newscast, beginning June 23rd, those working in the Pentagon will begin to see some new coronavirus restrictions lifted.
Jun 22, 2021
VA to start providing gender confirmation surgeries for its patients
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In today's Federal Newscast, Veterans Affairs plans to add gender confirmation surgery to the list of benefits it offers to vets in its health care system.
Jun 21, 2021
One Senator puts hold on new CISA director
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In today's Federal Newscast, Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.) is placing a hold on confirming Jen Easterly as the director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
Jun 18, 2021
House Republicans want to know why certain White House appointees got an ethics pass
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In today's Federal Newscast, top House Republicans want to know why the administration granted ethics waivers to two political appointees at the Office of Personnel Management and Office of Management and Budget.
Jun 17, 2021
House Republicans want to know why certain White House appointees got an ethics pass
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In today's Federal Newscast, top House Republicans want to know why the administration granted ethics waivers to two political appointees at the Office of Personnel Management and Office of Management and Budget.
Jun 17, 2021
Defense Secretary considering making COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for military personnel
00:07:58
In today's Federal Newscast, with vaccine rates lagging among some members of the armed forces, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is reportedly weighing whether or not to make it mandatory.
Jun 16, 2021
Some members of Congress are skeptical about White House's plans to bring feds back to the office
00:07:39
In today's Federal Newscast, two of the top Republicans on the House Oversight and Reform Committee say the administration's reopening plans for federal employees are unacceptable.
Jun 15, 2021
Senators press White House for plan of action on ransomware attacks
00:07:28
In today's Federal Newscast, the Biden administration is being pressed for answers on its strategy to combat ransomware.
Jun 14, 2021
NIH looks to address structural racism in biomedical science field
00:08:50
In today's Federal Newscast, the National Institutes of Health is taking actions under a long term plan to end structural racism in the biomedical science field.
Jun 11, 2021
Major federal health insurance provider offering incentive to get COVID-19 vaccine
00:07:40
In today's Federal Newscast, one of the most popular insurance plans for federal employees is offering an incentive for getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Jun 10, 2021
Some companies may choose not to work with DOD because of CMMC
00:07:53
In today's Federal Newscast, companies manufacturing electronics may opt out of working with the Defense Department because of the cost of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program.
Jun 09, 2021
IRS could have IT workforce issues on the horizon
00:07:34
In today's Federal Newscast, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration says a high number of IT workers at the IRS are eligible to retirement.
Jun 08, 2021
GAO: DHS' IG needs help carrying out oversight duties
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In today's Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office has a tough assessment of the inspector general's office at the Department of Homeland Security.
Jun 07, 2021
White House makes fighting corruption a major focal point of its national security policy
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In today's Federal Newscast, a new White House memorandum establishes fighting corruption as a core national security interest for the Biden administration.
Jun 04, 2021
Legislation calls for examining if agencies should relocate from DC
00:08:18
In today's Federal Newscast, a bipartisan group of lawmakers are pushing for a commission to study whether agencies should be relocated outside the Washington, D.C. metro area.
Jun 03, 2021
SBA says goodbye to its largest program ever
00:08:01
In today's Federal Newscast, the Payroll Protection Program, a feature of the 2020 legislation to help the country in the pandemic, has ended.
Jun 02, 2021
Bill to give TSA officers General Schedule pay gets Senate companion
00:07:03
In today's Federal Newscast, the Rights for the TSA Workforce Act would give transportation security officers General Schedule pay and collective bargaining rights.
Jun 01, 2021
$100,000 ID-theft scheme earns VA employee a 46-month federal-prison sentence
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National Security experts are calling on the U.S. to expand its list of banned Chinese companies. A small-town VA employee's $100,000 scheme gets him 46 months in federal prison. And following the science, the Senate confirms POTUS's pick to lead his Office of Science and Technology Policy
May 31, 2021
Fake invoices cost complicit contractor $50million
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- A defense contractor that created fake invoices, pays the government $50 million. - OPM has elevated is office of diversity and inclusion. - If given a choice to attend a big indoor event in-person or not, virtual wins out.
May 28, 2021
New DFARS rule aims to reduce amount of bid protests
00:06:24
In today's Federal Newscast, three years in the making, the Defense Department sets out its process for how contracting officers should do enhanced debriefings.
May 27, 2021
IG: Veterans Affairs may have overlooked cost of physical improvements needed for EHR
00:06:52
In today's Federal Newscast, the Veterans Affairs Department's inspector general says VA initially underestimated the costs of physical infrastructure upgrades needed to support its new electronic health record.
May 26, 2021
Contracting community asks Congress for more tech funding...again
00:07:22
In today's Federal Newscast, government contractors are pressing House and Senate leaders to include more funding for federal technology and cybersecurity in the infrastructure package.
May 25, 2021
Climate change executive order could impact federal employees TSP accounts
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In today's Federal Newscast, a new climate change executive order could have implications for federal employees and the Thrift Savings Plan.
May 24, 2021
Congressman wants to pump the brakes on allowing feds back to the office
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In today's Federal Newscast, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-Virg.) says not so fast with the reopening plans for federal employees.
May 21, 2021