American Rescue Plan

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Two small agencies win awards from Technology Modernization Fund board

The Technology Modernization Fund made its first awards since September and only second set of awards from the $1 billion Congress allocated in the 2021…

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Shalanda Young testifies during a Senate Budget Committee hearing to examine her nomination to be Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

OMB tells agencies to cooperate with IGs overseeing COVID-19 spending

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(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)FILE - In this March 19, 2020, file photo, a face mask lies on the ground outside the Chateau Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Willowbrook, Ill. Burgeoning coronavirus outbreaks at this and other nursing homes in Washington, New Jersey and elsewhere are laying bare the risks of the industry’s long-running problems, including a struggle to control infections and a staffing crisis that relies on poorly paid aides who can't afford to stay home sick. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Federal employees used 58% of special emergency paid leave fund for COVID-19

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Bob Tobias, professor at the Key Executive Leadership program of American University

Big stimulus bills fall to federal workforce to carry out programs despite capacity constraints

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A man uses his phone to copy phone numbers posted on the locked doors of a Georgia Department of Labor office Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Norcross Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Labor Dept. trying to help states fix pandemic unemployment claims crunch

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NRSA.govDr. Torey Mack, deputy associate administrator for Health Workforce at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

Tackling ‘mental burnout’ in the health workforce amid the continuing pandemic

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If you thought federal contract spending shot through the roof last year, you’re right

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(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)Tanker trucks are parked near the entrance of Colonial Pipeline Company Wednesday, May 12, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C.  The operator of the nation’s largest fuel pipeline has confirmed it paid $4.4 million to a gang of hackers who broke into its computer systems. That's according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. Colonial Pipeline’s CEO Joseph Blount told the Journal that he authorized the payment after the ransomware attack because the company didn’t know the extent of the damage.   (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

CISA under pressure to put more teeth in cyber requirements following Colonial Pipeline attack

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Veterans Affairs ramps up efforts for post-pandemic help

The American Rescue Plan law directed $17 billion in new money towards veterans.

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(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)FILE- In this June 15, 2018, file photo, twenty dollar bills are counted in North Andover, Mass. Default on your federal student loans and the government can take up to 15 percent of each paycheck to satisfy your debt. The Education Department can also withhold federal benefits like tax returns and Social Security payments. Garnishment is an effective tool to recoup unpaid loans, private collection agencies enlisted by the Education Department took in over $841.6 million  via wage garnishment in the 2018 fiscal year, but it inflicts serious financial strain on borrowers who are already struggling. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

OPM offers up details on new emergency paid leave for federal employees

Under the new emergency paid leave program, agencies will grant time off to eligible federal employees on conditional basis. Agencies will request reimbursement…

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(Photographer: Brian Larson)Dennis Alvord serves as EDA’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Development and Chief Operating Officer

Economic Development Administration hits milestone in CARES Act fund distribution

The Economic Development Administration has given out more than a billion dollars in grant money under the CARES Act, and it gets another three billion under the American Rescue Plan.

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