COVID-19 vaccine

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks during a news conference on Operation Warp Speed and COVID-19 vaccine distribution, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

HHS says it’s ready to take over Operation Warp Speed, but GAO is not so sure

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Government Accountability Office says it’s unclear whether HHS is ready to lead some pandemic response efforts that…

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(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Parcels jam a conveyor belt at the United States Postal Service sorting and processing facility, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, in Boston. On the busiest days, about 170,000 packages are processed at the facility. Last year's holiday season was far from the most wonderful time of the year for the beleaguered U.S. Postal Service. Shippers are now gearing up for another holiday crush.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

USPS sees more on-time holiday deliveries, despite surge in COVID-19 quarantines

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)Senior Master Sgt. Paul Kalle, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, speaks with a family during a Deployed Spouses Dinner Feb. 18, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The monthly event is a free dinner at Georgia Pines Dining Facility designed as a ‘thank you’ for each families’ support and sacrifice while their spouse is deployed or on a remote assignment. The dinner, occurring on every third Tuesday of the month, provides an opportunity for spouses to interact with other families of deployed Airmen, key spouses and unit leadership, as well as provide a break for the spouse while military sponsor is deployed. The next Deployed Spouses Dinner will be March 17. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)

Blue Star Families will continue COVID education, support campaign into 2022

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(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)Lloyd Austin

Pentagon chief says Guard who refuse vaccine cannot train

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(Photo courtesy 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade)Ready at a moment's notice. Marines from the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade conducted a rapid deployment drill at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Aug. 18. The drill is designed to ensure Alert Contingency Marine Air Ground Task Force personnel are able to respond to a crisis swiftly, even in the midst of the COVID pandemic. 

The Marine Corps has not granted any religious exemptions to COVID-19 vaccine

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FILE - A sign is displayed at a COVID-19 vaccine site in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco on Feb. 8, 2021. The fate of President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for larger private employers may come down to a lottery that determines which federal circuit court will consider the matter. Conservative groups have filed challenges to the rule in right-leaning courts, while unions that argue the rule doesn’t go far enough have done so in left-leaning courts. The multiple cases are expected to be consolidated, and it will be up to a random drawing – expected on Tuesday -- to determine where that will be. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)

Federal agencies close to 100% compliance with vaccine mandate as enforcement begins

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David Marchick, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, known as the DFC, chief operating officer

Meet the new chief operating officer of an agency that’s only two years old

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FILE - A man receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in Las Vegas. About 4 million federal workers, from FBI agents to Bureau of Prisons guards to U.S. Food and Drug Administration workers, are to be vaccinated by Nov. 22 under the president’s executive order aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Vaccination rules

Uncle Sam is under pressure — from both camps in the vaccine issue — to make sure the in-house program is seen as fair and efficient by friends and…

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Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer, James Clyburn

Congress, you might say, is running out of runway

Congress is out this week and the regular appropriations continuing resolution hasn’t got much longer to go. Is a year long CR in the offing?

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(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)Maggie Bass

OMB’s Miller says engagement with agencies, employees are driving decisions

The Office of Management and Budget is looking to create more consistency in the vaccine mandates, reentry plans and the future of work for the federal workforce.

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