Anthony Brown

(U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau)U.S. service member examines a Manual for Courts-Martial. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau)

DoD trying to balance changes to sexual assault prosecution without giving up large UCMJ authority

The Defense Department is trying to walk a fine line in its support for taking certain crimes out of the military chain of command.

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(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE - In this June 3, 2011, file photo, the Pentagon is seen from air from Air Force One. It’s the biggest budget the Pentagon has ever seen: $700 billion. That’s far more in defense spending than America’s two nearest competitors, China and Russia, and will mean the military can for the bill for thousands more troops, more training, more ships and a lot else. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

DoD budget largely flat, cuts legacy systems for modernization

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Congress finishes up NDAA, Trump still threatening veto

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(Colleen McGrath/The Herald-Mail via AP)A voter stands on a social distance marker outside the Washington County Election Center in Hagerstown, Md., Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, for the first day of in-person early voting. (Colleen McGrath/The Herald-Mail via AP)

2020 roundup: Most key lawmakers for feds keep congressional seats

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Donald Trump

National Guard officials, states push back on Trump’s border wall fund diversion

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pay raise

Lawmakers begin the push for a 3.5% federal pay raise in 2021

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In this Jan. 10, 2020, photo, people work at a portion of border wall which is under construction in Yuma, Ariz. Illegal border crossings have plummeted as the Trump administration has extended a policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico for court hearings in the U.S. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)

Lawmakers demand answers on reprogramming $7.2B in defense funds for border wall

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(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)In this Aug. 1, 2018 photo, housing stands dilapidated and vacant at the former Naval Air Warfare Center Warminster, in Warminster, Pa. In Warminster and surrounding towns in eastern Pennsylvania, and at other sites around the United States, the foams once used routinely in firefighting training at military bases contained per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. EPA testing between 2013 and 2015 found significant amounts of PFAS in public water supplies in 33 U.S. states. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Final NDAA holds more than 50 provisions to fix military housing issues

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Ft. Meade

Military housing contractors say they’re working to improve homes, lawmakers hearing otherwise

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USDA relocation

‘Never suggested we would not lose expertise,’ USDA says of upcoming relocation

Lawmakers have asked Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to allow employees impacted by the upcoming USDA relocation to use telework and other flexibilities…

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USDA relocation

Employees at USDA’s Economic Research Service may choose to not follow their agency to Kansas City

In today’s Federal Newscast, the new local union at the Agriculture Department’s Economic Research Service estimate four out of five employees will decline…

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Sgt. Sarah Anderson, USMC

Updated AI plan calls for more public-private partnerships

The Trump administration’s national research and development AI plan has set a goal to focus more on collaboration between government and private sector.

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