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Activists appeal for a $15 minimum wage near the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill being prepped in Congress includes a provision that over five years would hike the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Labor Dept. offering sessions for federal contractor minimum wage increase

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Department of Labor will offer virtual seminars throughout August to prepare for federal contract minimum wage increases.

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FILE - In this June 12, 2019, file photo, clouds roll over the U.S. Capitol dome as dusk approaches in Washington. The committee charged with helping Republicans wrest control of the House next year raised $45.4 million over the last three months, a record quarterly haul during a year without a national election. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Congress should invest in programs — and management

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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/Jacquelyn Martin)The Office of Personnel Management headquarters in Washington, D.C. (AP/Jacquelyn Martin)

OPM’s changing cybersecurity posture: From protecting the perimeter to protecting it all

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)A U.S. military aide carries the

DoD looking into what happens if the most important briefcase in the world goes missing

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FILE - In this June 19, 2019, file photo cargo containers are stacked on a ship at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles. The market for small businesses cooled for the third straight quarter. That report comes from BizBuySell.com, an online marketplace for small companies that counted 2,444 transactions reported by business brokers from April through June, down 9.6% from 2,705 in the second quarter of last year. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Buy American initiative may push federal contractors to study shipping rules more closely

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Mark Warner

Warner says ‘time is now’ for cyber incident reporting legislation

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Trash and cloudy water sit at the main entry of Arrowhead Landfill Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, in Uniontown, Ala.  Disadvantaged communities in America are disproportionately affected by pollution from industry or waste disposal, but their complaints have few outlets and often reach a dead end. Hundreds of discrimination claims sent to the Environmental Protection Agency’s civil rights office since the mid-90s have only once resulted in a formal finding of discrimination. And some cases languished for years — or decades.(AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

Agencies are told to consider environmental justice in policy decisions

In today’s Federal Newscast, The White House issued interim guidance yesterday directing agencies to develop plans for meeting the Biden administration’s…

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Lori Vislocky

Sammies finalist from DHS developed technique for scanning visa applications faster

How can the Department of Homeland Security possibly vet 40,000 people coming to the United States every day to spot the possible security threats?

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Project on Government Oversight

Spare parts an opportunity for Pentagon to spend more efficiently

The Project on Government Oversight’s Mandy Smithberger testified about the issue to Congress, and she joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk more.

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