Carolyn Maloney

The Capitol is seen as members of the House of Representatives vote on a short-term lift of the nation's debt limit and ensure the federal government can continue fully paying its bills into December, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Lawmakers see ‘real opportunity’ to modernize federal cyber playbook

Lawmakers see an opening this year to reform the Federal Information Security Modernization Act, with major updates including the assignment of clear roles…

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Joe Biden

Biden executive order seeks ‘seamless’ customer experience across federal services

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(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)U.S. Capitol

House-passed oversight package would expand federal employee whistleblower protections

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(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)Postal carrier Josiah Morse delivers mail and packages, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, in Portland, Maine. The U.S. Postal Service's stretch of challenges didn't end with the November general election and tens of millions of mail-in votes. The pandemic-depleted workforce fell further into a hole during the holiday rush, leading to long hours and a mountain of delayed mail. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

‘We are tired’: USPS employees feel toll from retention challenges

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Ayanna Pressley

House Democrats urge OMB to step up demographic data collection efforts

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The Capitol is seen at dawn as a consequential week begins in Washington for President Joe Biden and Democratic leaders in Congress who are trying to advance his $3.5 trillion

Bereavement leave for feds, a new ‘digital corps,’ and more highlights from House NDAA

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Following NAPA study, OPM details broad plans to chart a new course

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DoD IG recognizes whistleblower for hotline tip that led to $25M settlement

A call made in August 2014 led to the Justice Department reaching a $25 million False Claims Act settlement with a Boeing subsidiary earlier this year…

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House lawmakers eye TMF funding as possible solution to NARA’s records backlog

A bipartisan group of House members are urging the National Archives and Records Administration to apply for assistance through Technology Modernization…

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FILE - This May 25, 2021, file photo shows a U.S. Passport cover in Washington. Americans hoping to travel abroad this summer may have to delay their plans if they need new or renewed passports. The State Department said Wednesday that the wait for a passport is now between 12 weeks and 18 weeks, even if you pay for expedited processing. That’s because of ripple effects from the coronavirus pandemic that caused extreme disruptions to the process at domestic issuance facilities and overseas embassies and consulates.  (AP Photo/Eileen Putman, File)

State Dept. staffing surge won’t address passport backlog overnight, union warns

Lawmakers are pressing the State Department to move more aggressively to address a backlog of as many as 2 million pending passport applications.

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