(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)President Joe Biden signs executive orders on the economy in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Washington. Vice President Kamala Harris looks on at left. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

DPA will help Biden lead a more federal-centric response to COVID

The emergency acquisition authority is expected to get heavy use in Biden’s first year as president.

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Pentagon transitioning its COVID-19 acquisition task force to permanent office

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Gearing up for great power competition also helped the Air Force prepare for COVID-19

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Pentagon says it needs billions to repay contractors for employee leave

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FILE - In this March 31, 2020, file photo the Dome of the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument are visible as a lone woman runs along the Reflecting Pool on the National Mall in Washington. The nation's capital, like most of the nation itself, is largely shuttered. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Congress trying to figure out operating in midst of coronavirus pandemic

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Senate looks to shore up its cyber defenses, and House leaders are weighing the options to have members cast votes away…

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DCMA offers early-outs, buyouts to hundreds of workers

It’s been several years since budget challenges caused federal agencies to offer widespread buyouts and early-outs to their workforces, but the Defense…

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(AP Photo/John Minchillo)A medical worker wearing a single protective glove and a face mask walks past a line of workers and visitors waiting to be tested for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, at the main entrance to the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Monday, March 23, 2020, in New York.  (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Federal employees on frontlines of coronavirus response could get premium pay bumps

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management says agencies can lift the usual limits on premium pay and set higher annual premium pay caps for specific employees.

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