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(AP Photo/Wayne Partlow)Shown is a portion of a Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Application Form, Tuesday, April 21, 2020 in Washington. The Paycheck Protection was supposed to be a lifeline for small businesses, helping them stay afloat and keep their employees on the payroll during the coronavirus pandemic. But guidelines from the Small Business Administration say that businesses are ineligible if someone who owns at least 20 percent of the company is incarcerated, under indictment, on probation or parole or had been convicted of a felony within the last five years. Ineligible would-be applicants and advocates say the restrictions are a slap in the face for those who have served their time, especially from an administration that has trumpeted second chances. (AP Photo/Wayne Partlow)

SBA says goodbye to its largest program ever

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Paycheck Protection Program, a feature of the 2020 legislation to help the country in the pandemic, has ended.

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(Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard )U.S. Coast Guard Station Ketchikan crews remain ready, relevant and responsive during changing times.

With readiness concerns rising, Coast Guard gets flat budget for 2022

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(Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Tom Morrell)Chief Petty Officer Paul Jones, executive officer at Aids to Navigation Team Two Rivers, Wisconsin, leads a discussion on leadership with his peers at the 3rd annual Women’s Leadership Symposium in Milwaukee, March 30, 2017. The symposium brought together leaders from all levels of the service to discuss leadership, mentorship and resources available to contribute to the success of the Coast Guard’s missions. (Coast Guard photo by Lt. j.g. Tom Morrell)

The Coast Guard expands its mentoring program, and modernizes it with matching software

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IG: Veterans Affairs may have overlooked cost of physical improvements needed for EHR

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Contracting community asks Congress for more tech funding — again

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In this Friday, March 6, 2020, image provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, Air Station crew members load personal protective equipment into a helicopter in San Francisco. Thousands of anxious people were confined Saturday to a cruise ship circling in international waters off the San Francisco Bay Area, after 21 passengers and crew members tested positive for the new coronavirus. The Grand Princess was forbidden to dock in San Francisco amid evidence that the vessel had been the breeding ground for a cluster of nearly 20 cases that resulted in at least one death after its previous voyage. (Petty Officer 3rd Class Taylor Bacon/U.S. Coast Guard District 11 via AP)

Coast Guard to stand up first cyber ‘red team’ as it creates Cyber Operational Assessments Branch

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Navy, Coast Guard consider network tech to hedge against illegal fishing

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(Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Sydney Phoenix)The Legend-class national security cutter (NSC) USCGC Hamilton (WMSL 753) escorts two Sentinel-class fast response cutters, USCGC Charles Moulthrope (WPC 1141) and USCGC Robert Goldman (WPC 1142), across the Atlantic to their new homeport in Bahrain before continuing their deployment in the U.S. Navy’s Sixth Fleet area of responsibility, April 12, 2021. The U.S Coast Guard is on a routine deployment in the U.S. Sixth Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national interests and security in Europe and Africa. Photo by: Petty Officer 3rd Class Sydney Phoenix

Coast Guard trying to keep online Bring Your Child To Work Day a positive experience

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FILE - In this July 8, 2016, file photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese missile frigate Yuncheng launches an anti-ship missile during a military exercise in the waters near south China's Hainan Island and Paracel Islands. Ahead of the 2021 annual Congress meetings, China is continuing its military buildup and recently passed a law authorizing its coast guard to use force to remove foreign presences in what it considers Chinese waters and islands. (Zha Chunming/Xinhua via AP, File)

The Coast Guard steams closer to a modernized financial management system

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An influential group has a list of ideas for the future of US maritime power

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GAO: Though improved, DHS employee engagement still needs a lot of work

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office sees some progress in the efforts from the Department of Homeland Security to improve…

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DISA’s first-ever production OTA eliminated $300M in future costs

DISA launched its cloud-based internet isolation program as a way to keep malware off of DoD networks, but it also reduced the need for expensive IT infrastructure…

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In this June 15, 2020, photo, The Voice of America building in Washington. Michael Pack, the head of U.S.-funded international broadcasting is pressing ahead with his shakeup of the Voice of America and sister outlets by naming new leaders for two of its main networks and moving to defund one of the federal government's top democracy promotion initiatives. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Dozens of VOA reporters calling for director to resign

In today’s Federal Newscast, 26 journalists at Voice of America have demanded that VOA’s director Robert Reilly resign after a reporter was reassigned for what they say was a retaliatory measure.

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