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Is the Air Force abandoning its close air support mission?

The Air Force has long had the job of providing close air support for Army and Marine Corps ground troops. Its what made the A-10 attack fighter such…

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Contractors possess a lot of Defense Department property, but no one knows how much

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Users report continuing problems with TSP’s website

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VA says it’s ready to process all the burn pit claims pouring in

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(AP Photo/Eric Gay)FILE - Border Patrol agents hold a news conference prior to a media tour of a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection temporary facility near the Donna International Bridge in Donna, Texas, May 2, 2019. A special Customs and Border Protection unit used sensitive government databases intended to track terrorists to investigate as many as 20 U.S.-based journalists, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press reporter, according to a federal watchdog. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Customs and Border Protection launches latest update to a very old system

The Automated Commercial Environment is an old system operated by Customs and Border Protection. It supports the movement and fees collection of ship…

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SBA

PRAC: Potentially over $5 billion in fraudulent pandemic loans from SBA

In today’s Federal Newscast, a pandemic watchdog flags billions of dollars in potential fraud from programs offered by the Small Business Administration.

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A plane takes off behind the air traffic control tower at San Francisco International Airport during the coronavirus outbreak in San Francisco, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

The obscure system that personifies the need for modernization

The NOTAM messaging system that grounded all U.S. flights cries out for modernization.

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