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    A NEW $60 BILLION AGENCY IS THE CLEAREST SIGN THE U.S. IS WORRIED ABOUT CHINA’S AFRICA INFLUENCE

    Oct 15, 2018

    In the last few years of President Barack Obama’s administration, there were increasingly loud calls for the government to get rid of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the development agency which encourages investment by U.S. companies in Africa. The problem, as the critics ...

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    FORMER TRUMP CABINET MEMBER: CHAOS A 'PRETTY ACCURATE' WAY TO DESCRIBE ADMINISTRATION

    Oct 15, 2018

    The former head of the Veterans Affairs Department said on Monday that the Trump administration operated chaotically, whereas the Obama administration was a “well-run machine.” David Shulkin, the former VA secretary, said he followed a much clearer path to meet with the president and hav...

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    PRESIDENT TRUMP JUST CALLED JIM MATTIS ‘SORT OF A DEMOCRAT’

    Oct 15, 2018

    Nikki Haley came to the Oval Office last week to announce she’s leaving her post as U.N. ambassador by year’s end. White House counsel Don McGahn is on his way out. Everyone’s guessing how long the beleaguered Jeff Sessions will last after the midterms, with speculation rampant abo...

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    LEARNING FROM GOVERNMENT’S PAST TO ANTICIPATE ITS FUTURE

    Oct 15, 2018

    At any given moment in time, governments in the United States and around the globe are carrying out key missions in service of their citizens, learning from and engaging with partners in other sectors, and acting as cost-effective stewards of public resources. The countless positive daily actions of...

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    DHS SAYS IT’S FINALLY HIRING MORE BORDER AGENTS THAN IT’S LOSING

    Oct 12, 2018

    Since nearly his first day in office, President Trump’s administration has said it will dramatically boost the number of agents at the nation’s borders. There was a holdup, however: the Homeland Security Department has been failing for years to bring on more Border Patrol agents than it ...

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    AGENCIES BACKSLIDE IN FIGHT AGAINST JARGON, AMID HIGH STAFF TURNOVER

    Oct 12, 2018

    Despite innovative efforts by government wordsmiths and designers, agency grades in jargon-free communications dropped from a B average last year to a C average, according to the 2018 report card released on Friday by the nonprofit Center for Plain Language. One possible reason: high turnover during...

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    TO DETER FOREIGN HACKERS, SOME STATES MAY ALSO BE DETERRING VOTERS

    Oct 12, 2018

    A number of states are blocking web traffic from foreign countries to their voter registration websites, making the process harder for some U.S. citizens who live overseas to vote, despite the practice providing no real security benefits. On its face, the "geo-targeting" of foreign countri...

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    8 STATES SUPPORT LAWSUIT AGAINST EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OVER FOR-PROFIT COLLEGES

    Oct 12, 2018

    California and seven other states have filed an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit brought against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos by former Corinthian Colleges students who allege the department is unfairly denying student loan debt relief to students of the now-defunct for-profit school system. ...

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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO CREATE NEW PAY SYSTEMS FOR SOME FEDERAL JOBS

    Oct 11, 2018

    The Trump administration on Thursday announced it will create a series of new pay systems to reward certain groups of employees, using the existing authority that the federal government has never before deployed. Margaret Weichert, the acting director of the Office of Personnel Management who took c...

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    DEFENSE CONTRACTOR THAT POSED AS SMALL BUSINESS FORFEITS $7.8 MILLION

    Oct 11, 2018

    A company that rents tents and other outdoor structures for events agreed to pay the government $7.8 million to settle charges that it wrongly won Defense Department set-aside contracts reserved for small businesses. Arena Americas, which does business from multiple locations as Arena Event Services...

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    THE SUDDEN, SHOCKING GROWTH OF HURRICANE MICHAEL

    Oct 11, 2018

    The already bad 2018 hurricane season has gotten even worse. On Wednesday afternoon, Hurricane Michael became the second major storm to make landfall this year. Michael is an incredibly dangerous, history-making storm, bringing catastrophic high winds and deadly storm surge to Florida’s Panhan...

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    OBAMACARE PREMIUMS WILL DROP FOR THE FIRST TIME, AND BY DOUBLE DIGITS IN SOME STATES

    Oct 11, 2018

    Health insurance premiums in the 39 states that use HealthCare.gov will fall 1.5 percent on average for the most commonly purchased plans in 2019, marking the first time that rates have dropped since the 2010 health care law was implemented. The decline is a significant departure from steep increase...

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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PLOTS COSTLY PRIVATE-CARE EXPANSION FOR VETERANS

    Nov 16, 2018

    Last June, President Donald Trump signed a landmark law on veterans’ health care after months of tense negotiations. At the ceremony in the Rose Garden, Trump said the bill would deliver on his campaign promise to let veterans see private doctors instead of using the Department of Veterans Aff...

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    CRITICS OF AGRICULTURE’S PLANNED OFFICE MOVES SEEK FUNDING HALT

    Nov 16, 2018

    As the Agriculture Department proceeds with site selection for a controversial move of two research offices outside of Washington, dozens of science and advocacy groups have stepped up their opposition. On Nov. 13, a coalition of some 60 science, research, and advocacy groups sent House appropriator...

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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO RELAX MEDICAID FUNDING RESTRICTIONS FOR INPATIENT MENTAL HEALTH

    Nov 16, 2018

    The Trump administration Tuesday allowed states to provide more inpatient treatment for people with serious mental illness by tapping Medicaid, a potentially far-reaching move to address issues from homelessness to violence. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar made the announcement Tuesday...

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    TRUMP TO NOMINATE WHEELER AS PERMANENT EPA HEAD

    Nov 16, 2018

    President Trump announced Friday that he would nominate acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler to be the agency’s leader on a permanent basis. Trump made the announcement at the start of a ceremony to award seven people with the Presidential Medal of Freedom when r...

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    PROVISIONAL BALLOTS PROTECT VOTING RIGHTS WHEN THEY ARE COUNTED

    Nov 16, 2018

    More than a week after Election Day much remains murky in Georgia and Florida. But one thing is clear: Provisional ballots, often forgotten and minimized, will determine the results. Provisional ballots are a proven fail-safe for voters across the country, but their role in the political dramas play...

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    PENTAGON BEGAN CLAMPDOWN ON SENIOR LEADERS’ PUBLIC SPEAKING MONTHS AGO, MEMOS REVEAL

    Nov 15, 2018

    Pentagon leaders nine months ago ordered a sharp clampdown on public appearances by senior U.S. military leaders and senior civilian Trump administration appointees, limits that have kept them largely out of sight and out of trouble with President Trump. The new rule: only one senior military leader...

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    PRESIDENTIAL RANK AWARD WINNERS TOTAL 131 FOR 2018

    Nov 15, 2018

    The professional association for career senior federal executives earlier this week announced that 131 top-performing career federal executives will receive the prestigious Presidential Rank Award for 2018. The 131 recipients whose full titles and biographies are still being assembled will be honore...

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    JUDGE REJECTS OVERHAUL OF NEW YORK CITY'S TROUBLED PUBLIC HOUSING

    Nov 15, 2018

    A federal judge on Wednesday rejected the city's agreement to bring in an independent monitor to oversee public housing, saying the deal doesn't have enough teeth to trigger actual reform for NYCHA's long-suffering tenants. Manhattan Federal Judge William Pauley declined to sign off on a...

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    $85 MILLION ON INELIGIBLE PATIENTS? LOUISIANA MEDICAID MAY HAVE MISSPENT

    Nov 15, 2018

    The Louisiana Department of Health may have spent anywhere from $61.6 to $85.5 million more than it should have on Medicaid recipients who are ineligible for the program, according to an audit released Tuesday (Nov. 13). Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera’s report found that the LDH’s cur...

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    US PANEL WARNS AGAINST GOVERNMENT PURCHASE OF CHINESE TECH

    Nov 14, 2018

    A congressional advisory panel says the purchase of Internet-linked devices manufactured in China leaves the United States vulnerable to security breaches that could put critical infrastructure at risk. In its annual report on Wednesday, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission warns o...

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    POSTAL SERVICE LOSES $3.9 BILLION IN FISCAL 2018

    Nov 14, 2018

    The U.S. Postal Service on Wednesday reported that it saw a $3.9 billion loss in fiscal 2018, a 44 percent larger dip into the red over the previous year despite a $1 billion revenue increase. Ongoing volume losses of 3.6 percent during the fiscal year, which ended Sept. 30, led to a “controll...

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    FEDERAL SALARY COUNCIL REVIVES FIGHT OVER FEDERAL EMPLOYEE PAY COMPARABILITY

    Nov 14, 2018

    Members of a group tasked with advising agency officials on how to eliminate pay disparities between federal employees and their private sector counterparts are in the midst of a debate on how best to calculate that pay gap, with Trump administration appointees on one side and labor groups on the ot...

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