American Rescue Plan

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

Will the government have controls in place for the spending programs? Will it even have the basic capacity?

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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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(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

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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

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Contractors are already organizing as they anticipate the next big spending bill

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(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)FILE - This May 8, 2008, file photo shows blank checks on an idle press at the Philadelphia Regional Financial Center, which disburses payments on behalf of federal agencies in Philadelphia. Officials at the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service said Friday, March 12, 2021 that processing the new round of stimulus payments has already begun, with the aim of having the first payments start showing up in bank accounts this weekend. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

SSA ‘aggressively worked’ to give IRS data to process 30M stimulus payments

The Social Security Administration sent the IRS data on 30 million Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients Thursday, which will allow the Treasury…

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CISA’s four-part plan to spend $650M on cyber protections

House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security members questioned CISA leaders about plans to improve federal cybersecurity efforts.

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)President Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan, a coronavirus relief package, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Congress secures more paid leave for federal employees in new COVID-19 relief law

The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package gives federal employees access to a new bank of paid leave, which will allow them to recover from COVID-19 and care for sick family members, or children who are learning virtually from home. President Joe Biden signed the relief bill into law Thursday afternoon.

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