Watchdog says Congress should strengthen PPP oversight before a new COVID relief bill

Congress could still take up some sort of pandemic relief bill in the lame duck session. The Senate has been pondering a new payroll protection plan worth…

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IGs on pandemic oversight board warn job well done still means billions in fraud

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How do you give stimulus payments to people with no bank account?

The rapid payout program spawned by the government’s coronavirus response legislation has sharpened an old problem. A small but persistent percentage of…

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USPTO director talks intellectual property, telework in the COVID era

USPTO Director Andrei Iancu explained to how the telework experience helped in the pandemic when everyone was forced home. But first, Temin asked him about…

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Pandemic-fueled TSP participants are withdrawing and borrowing thousands of dollars

In today’s Federal Newscast: Thousands of participants, embracing the CARES Act, have taken money out of their TSPs. Furloughs at USCIS have been canceled or, perhaps, just postponed. And Chad Wolf might finally get a permanent job, after serving as acting DHS secretary since November.

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