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Congressional Gold Medals presented to those who protected the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021

Daily photos of things happening in and around the federal government.

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Education stays in-house for its new CIO

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(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Secretary of State Antony Blinken listens during the Quad summit with President Joe Biden, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, in the East Room of the White House, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

State Department fetes Foreign Service families for their ‘volunteer spirit’ overseas

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FILE - In this July 11, 2020, file photo, a woman wears a face mask while riding a scooter in front lanterns hanging in Chinatown during the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco. In San Francisco, a city that depends largely on tourism, a nearly $11 billion loss in tourism spending is projected in 2020 and 2021 as the thousands of people who normally flock their for conventions and vacations have disappeared, according to the city's tourism bureau. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

A Library of Congress scholar seeks to re-create communities lost from American cities

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Biden to nominate Danny Werfel as IRS commissioner, overseeing $80B to rebuild agency

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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018, file photo, people arrive before the start of a naturalization ceremony at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Miami Field Office in Miami. USCIS, The cash-strapped federal agency that oversees that nation's legal immigration system, scrapped plans Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, to furlough 13,000 employees, or nearly 70% of its workforce. The agency said it would maintain operations through September when the the fiscal year ends.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

USCIS out in front again by hiring a user experience director

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AFGE heightens calls for major SSA workforce improvements at union rally

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OMB makes Myklegard the permanent deputy federal CIO

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White House Groundskeeper

Meet Dale Haney, the White House groundskeeper for 50 years

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IT executives

VA’s first permanent chief data officer Kshemendra Paul leaving agency

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Sun shines on the U.S. Capitol dome, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Senate confirmation process lags as leadership vacancies remain

Biden’s nominees requiring Senate confirmation take 127 days, on average, to get through the process, the Partnership for Public Service said.

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How to make citizens feel good about federal call centers

How to make call centers more empathetic.

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Former federal CIO discusses the challenges of leadership

Former federal CIO Tony Scott joined host Aileen Black on Leaders and Legends to talk about crisis leadership and how to lead during challenging times. 

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