Balancing the federal workforce

Just how big is the federal government? If you count contractors and grantees, it ranges from 9 million people to more than 11 million.

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Relocating agencies to struggling cities not entirely without merit, researcher says

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Agencies helping non-federal entities protect elections could better organize efforts

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The U.S. Capitol is seen at sunrise, Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Washington. Special counsel Robert Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Congress ‘lacks sufficient capacity’ to oversee tech issues, but is Office of Tech Assessment the solution?

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AP/Ryan EstradaAdm. Karl Schultz, Coast Guard commandant, delivers the 2019 State of the Coast Guard Address at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach in San Pedro, Calif., Thursday, March 21, 2019. Strapped with an aging fleet, the U.S. Coast Guard is about to award a contract for a much-needed new icebreaker to help compete against Russia and China for a presence in the Arctic, but the service needs more funding for operations and infrastructure, its commandant said Thursday. (Seaman Ryan Estrada/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

Coast Guard focuses on readiness, hiring for 2020 in shadow of shutdown

Commandant Karl Schultz stood before the House on Tuesday laying out the agency’s many concerns and promises. Schultz said fiscal 2020 will focus mainly…

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Navy’s weakness lies in delivering innovative products fast, CNO says

The Navy says it can handle any fight, but it’s processes for bringing products to sailors is slow.

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Comparing rise of mid-grade military wages to civilian middle class

Navy Cmdr. Brendan Stickles, a federal executive fellow at the Brookings Institution, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss.

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