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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)

USPS pilot expands postal banking services after years of skepticism

USPS is moving ahead with the pilot after receiving nearly a decade of postal banking proposals from Congress with reluctance.

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Jeff Neal

Civil service modernization is essential — here is one way to make it happen

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Lloyd Austin

Senators concerned by military leadership of DoD, but will their votes reflect it?

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U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nicholas Burgains/ReleasedSAN DIEGO (Jan. 10, 2019) Chief Operations Specialist Anna Penrod, left, assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115), and Lt. Aaron Van Driessche participate in an air defense scenario at the Combined Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Trainer (CIAT). CIAT is the Navy’s newest combat systems trainer. Rafael Peralta became the first warship to pilot the advance warfare training curriculum at CIAT. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Nicholas Burgains/Released)190110-N-AZ808-1033

Navy awards contract for next generation of submarines expected to cost $110B

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Data organization is holding back the Advanced Battle Management System

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(U.S. Army photo by David Overson)Soldiers participate in equal opportunity training at Fort Eustis, Virginia, June 23, 2020. The 60-hour course is designed to prepare Soldiers to be equal opportunity advisers in their respective units. (U.S. Army photo by David Overson) (Photo Credit: David Overson)

Army releases five-year plan to better diversity, equality and inclusion

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DoD plan to classify spending plans gets thumbs down from almost everyone

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House IG tells committee to consider ‘tremendous opportunity’ to centralize IT services

The House inspector general told the committee negotiating larger purchases with a smaller number of vendors would allow members to leverage their buying…

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OTA

OTA gets $6M in startup funding under draft spending bill

Congress killed off the Office of Technology Assessment in the mid-90s, but members of the House Appropriations Committee have taken the first step toward…

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Commerce IG deems GAO staffing higher priority than OTA

Citing the Government Accountability Office’s plans to increase its capacity to conduct science and technology audits later this year, the Commerce Department’s inspector general said staffing up GAO makes more sense than reviving the Office of Technology Assessment. 

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