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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Roger Wicker, Maria Cantwell

In rare move, members of Congress want White House to request more money for one particular agency

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.

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)FILE - This March 27, 2020 file photo shows the signature of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act after it passed in the House on Capitol Hill in Washington. Since the pandemic began, Congress has set aside trillions of dollars to ease the crisis. A joint KHN and Associated Press investigation finds that many communities with big outbreaks have spent little of that federal money on local public health departments for work such as testing and contact tracing. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

GAO: CARES Act provision keeping contractors afloat during pandemic showed great success

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)A U.S. military aide carries the

DoD looking into what happens if the most important briefcase in the world goes missing

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FILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. The Pentagon said Tuesday, July 6, 2021, that it is canceling a cloud-computing contract with Microsoft that could eventually have been worth $10 billion and will instead pursue a deal with both Microsoft and Amazon. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Whistleblower allegations cause Biden Pentagon nominee to withdraw

In today’s Federal Newscast: A POTUS Pentagon nominee resigns under a cloud. The Government Publishing Office announces a new telework policy. And the…

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Crackdown in the works against acquisition fraud and misconduct

In today’s Federal Newscast, Air Force contracting officials and law enforcement have agreed to crackdown on acquisition fraud. The State Department is…

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Senate confirms permanent director for CISA

In today’s Federal Newscast: The U.S. Senate confirms a full-time, permanent leader. The booming national housing market takes a toll on military families. And federal firefighters are closer to a pay raise.

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