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USPS delivers 100M mail-in ballots, authorizes 'extraordinary measures' to local management

The Postal Service has already handled 523 million pieces of election mail — including 100 million ballots — and those figures will continue to climb in the final days leading up the election.

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New executive order could strip civil service protections from ‘wide swaths’ of federal workforce

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Pentagon R&D spending still lags behind an otherwise healthy Defense budget

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Federal locality pay: Broken or underfunded?

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Latest winner of Meritorious Service Award for the Coast Guard

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A federal employee's guide to Trump and Biden's 2020 campaign platforms

Federal News Network reviewed the track records and campaign policies for President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. Here's where they stand on the issues important to federal employees, including pay, benefits and government oversight.

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Disability panel recommends end to program paying less than minimum wage

The National Council on Disability is calling on Congress to phase out a New Deal-era program that gives people with disabilities federal contracting jobs, but pays them less than minimum wage.

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Pentagon loses two bid protests that challenged $7 billion moving contract

The Government Accountability Office sided with protesters on nearly all of the legal issues they raised, the latest turn in what’s proven to be an extremely strange procurement.

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Survey shows widening cracks in service member mental health and benefits issues during COVID

Women and minority service members are being particularly impacted by the pandemic.

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Feds under-evaluate healthcare options, leave up to $11k on table

The Office of Personnel Management consistently says 20-30% of feds can and should be changing their health plans. So why don’t they?

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Taking control of the Naval Aviation Museum

The Naval Aviation Museum is a dream for flight enthusiasts, with everything from biplanes to Blue Angels jets. Behind the museum is a Foundation, which actively participates in educating potential future aviators.

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How far do clean energy companies go after getting help from ARPA-E?

The Advanced Research Projects Agency Energy, known as ARPA-E, has a good track record of investing in new, clean energy companies. If your measure is patentable innovation, that is. But not all those companies survive commercially.

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DoD’s CMMC remains stuck in drama, confusion and concern

A technology industry representative told reporters yesterday that the interim rule DoD published in September didn’t offer enough clarity about the certification process, costs and reciprocity.

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No 'hard stop' for 2020 census if data processing runs past statutory deadline

Census Bureau officials have compressed the 2020 deadline to deliver apportionment data to Congress and the president by the end of the year, but haven’t committed to meeting that deadline if the accuracy of the data isn’t sufficient.

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Defense News

What should the Navy’s next generation of ships look like?

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Pentagon R&D spending still lags behind an otherwise healthy Defense budget

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Pay & Benefits

Survey shows widening cracks in service member mental health and benefits issues during COVID

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Technology

What should the Navy’s next generation of ships look like?

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Workforce

Latest winner of Meritorious Service Award for the Coast Guard

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