Biden administration

A snapshot of federal rule-making and its wide scope

Rulemaking is one of the most widespread activities in the federal government. And while there are extensive rules for rulemaking itself, the extent of…

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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)

Even Customs and Border Protection is getting into the green movement

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FILE - A child rinses a toothbrush at a shelter in San Francisco, Calif., June 18, 2019. Tap water is subject to a rash of government standards but people in many communities across the U.S. remain exposed to unhealthy drinking water. A Supreme Court decision on EPA regulation of carbon emissions from power plants this past week could make it harder to expand federal regulation in other areas. (Gabrielle Lurie/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, File)

Water water everywhere: EPA using Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds to make it safer to drink

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White House wants agencies to increase, improve collection of LGBTQ data

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IRS gets $1B funding increase in draft FY 2023 bill from House appropriators

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Bob Tobias, Professor in the Key Executive Leadership Program at American UniversityProfessor in the Key Executive Leadership Program at American University

President’s management agenda benefits from being specific

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USAID’s first DEI director starting with demographic data for recruits, promotions

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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2020, file photo, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Tom Williams/Pool via AP, File)

DeJoy: USPS in recovery but ‘uncomfortable changes’ still to come under reform plan

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy says tough decisions lie ahead as part of the Postal Service’s 10-year reform plan, and that the future of the agency depends…

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Data centers pose prime opportunity to cut federal electricity consumption

Currently data centers account for approximately 2% of total U.S. energy use, equivalent to 10 to 50 times the energy per floor space of a typical commercial…

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(Erin Scott/The New York Times via AP, Pool)Chairman Sen. Gary Peters., D-Mich., speaks during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs & Senate Rules and Administration joint hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, to examine the January 6th attack on the Capitol. (Erin Scott/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

Senators want to eliminate any conflicts of interest with government contractors

In today’s Federal Newscast, a bi-partisan group of Senators are taking aim at organizational conflicts of interest among federal contractors.

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