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Joe Biden

Proposed vaccine mandate for federal employees could face some legal hurdles

In today’s Federal Newscast, the federal employee vaccination mandate expected from the White House may not go down easy.

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(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)A postal worker loads a delivery vehicle at the United States Post Office in Cranberry Township, Pa., Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

USPS lifts mask mandate for fully vaccinated employees amid workforce changes

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(AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson)The new USS Little Rock arrives at Buffalo harbor with a police and fireboat escort, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. The littoral combat ship will be docked on the Lake Erie waterfront until its commissioning Dec. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thhompson)

Pentagon faces political battle to retire old weapons systems — and some newer ones

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(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)Veteran Affairs building near the White House in Washington, Feb. 14, 2018. An internal watchdog's investigation has found that Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin improperly accepted Wimbledon tennis tickets and likely wrongly used taxpayer money to cover his wife's airfare for an 11-day European trip. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

‘Confusing’ chain of command hangs over Veterans Affairs police reforms

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From left, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.,Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ron Wyden, D-O.R., announce a draft bill that would decriminalize marijuana on a federal level, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades)

COVID safety protocols, infrastructure and insurrection on Congress’ agenda this week

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Federal labs consortium director has to manage dozens of agency engineers

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A new crew takes over leadership of the Federal Laboratory Consortium

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What remote work successes mean for agencies and their physical footprint

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NSA didn’t oversee a $400M contract very well

Facilities management contracts sound like mundane things. But they’re expensive, and they require no less oversight than any other type of contract.

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House appropriators formally endorse Biden’s 2022 federal pay proposal

House members are silent on federal pay in their 2022 draft appropriations bill, meaning they’ll defer to the president’s recommendation for a 2.7% raise…

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(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)FILE - In this July 9, 2013, file photo, traffic flows through the main gate past a welcome sign in Fort Hood, Texas. A new study finds that female soldiers at Army bases in Texas, Colorado, Kansas and Kentucky face a greater risk of sexual assault and harassment than those at other posts, accounting for more than a third of all active duty Army women sexually assaulted in 2018. The study by RAND Corporation was released Friday.  (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Study: Texas bases lead Army posts in risk of sexual assault

A new study finds that female soldiers at Army bases in Texas, Colorado, Kansas and Kentucky face a greater risk of sexual assault and harassment than those at other posts, accounting for more than a third of all active duty Army women sexually assaulted in 2018

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