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You would think everything wood can be used for has been thought of. But wood, considered a renewable resource, has a lot of life. The Agriculture Department is running a competitive grant program to come up with new ways to manage, promote and use wood.
Federal contractors don't see a lot of room for growth after inflation in fiscal 2024, with a few large agencies actually requesting a reduction in funding relative to what was enacted in 2023.
The impacts of climate change are already upon us, and — whether from floods, storms, wildfires, droughts or other natural events — we know those impacts will be severe, even catastrophic in some cases.
Federal unions have seen a roughly 20% increase in bargaining unit membership governmentwide, with close to 80,000 feds joining a union between 2021 and 2022.
The Social Security Administration recently established an office for helping Native Americans. The agency, in its words, wants to elevate and centralize efforts devoted to tribal members and Alaska Natives.
Pentagon heads look to pair acquisition and technology to advance their future capabilities.
Among heated questions about federal telework, the House Oversight and Accountability Committee urged Office of Personnel Management Director to make improvements to retirement services, the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program and the federal hiring process.
DHS has brought on a U.S. Digital Service veteran to lead a new customer experience directorate.
Managers at the IRS have definite hopes and expectations for the coming year, now that they have a confirmed commissioner and the expectation of extra money thanks to the Inflation Reduction Act.
Numerous recent polls show a low level of public faith in government. At least in some minds, that raises the question of whether the government is trying to solve too many problems.
Part of what defines us as Americans is our independent spirit. When a job needs doing, we do it ourselves, owning it as our responsibility to get it done. In many ways this is a positive thing.
The Census Bureau is already applying lessons learned from the 2020 decennial count in preparing for 2030 and even 2040. For one thing, it learned how to lower costs through employee productivity, so 2020 came in nearly $2 billion under budget.
Among last year's Presidential Rank Award recipients was a senior executive whose entire 25-year federal career has had to do with the outdoors. He started with the Fish and Wildlife Service and now he is the Nevada State Director for the Bureau of Land Management.
In today's Federal Newscast: The Veterans Affairs Department's Inspector General tells the Veterans Health Administration to strengthen background checks to avoid hiring disqualified people. The Navy wants a 4.5% budget increase next year, to $256 billion. And CISA is launching a new initiative to combat ransomware.