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CR signed but new contracting initiatives still won’t start until spring

The latest continuing resolution will keep the government funded somehow until Feb. 18. But it means any fresh initiatives won’t have a chance to get underway…

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Shalanda Young testifies during a Senate Budget Committee hearing to examine her nomination to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

OMB tells agencies to cooperate with IGs overseeing COVID-19 spending

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)The Capitol is seen in Washington, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, as Congress returns to a busy schedule and Democratic lawmakers are laboring to shoulder President Joe Biden's massive $3.5 trillion

What’s next for Congress now that they’ve kicked the budget stone down the road again

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House Oversight and Reform Committee Ranking Member James Comer, R-Ky., speaks during a House Oversight and Reform Committee regarding the on Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool via AP)

OPM bill advances after testy debate, perhaps a foreboding sign for future reform efforts

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(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)FILE - In this April 5, 2009 file photo, the Department of Health and Human Services building is seen in Washington.  A government audit finds that more than 1 in 4 cases of possible sexual and physical abuse against nursing home patients apparently went unreported to police. The Health and Human Services inspector general's office faults Medicare for failing to enforce a federal law that requires nursing homes to immediately notify police.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

The Council of Inspectors General honors one of its own

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Meet the new second in command of procurement at the IRS

New IRS Deputy Chief Procurement Officer Guy Torres has long federal and private sector experience.

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GOP risks government shutdown to fight Biden vaccine mandate

The federal government could be heading for a temporary shutdown

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Facing pressure for more talent, agencies get new resources from OPM to surge federal hiring

The Office of Personnel Management released a new playbook, as well as a guide on federal hiring authorities, to help agencies surge recruitment efforts to implement the new Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

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