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POTUS places order with radiation-hardened microelectronics companies

In today’s Federal Newscast, President Biden has signed off on a Defense Production Act order authorizing new funding for radiation-hardened microelectronics…

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FILE - In this Friday, May 10, 2019 file photo, A container ship is unloaded at the Virginia International Gateway terminal in Norfolk, Va.  Defying fears and predictions, the American job market is still shrugging off President Donald Trump’s trade wars. Employers added an impressive 266,000 jobs in November, and unemployment returned to a 50-year low 3.5% _ all at a time when the Trump administration is engaged in a bruising trade war with China while fighting other U.S. trading partners as well. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Ideas for how the government can work with industry to revive U.S. manufacturing

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Pentagon eyes allied Defense Production Act expansion to shore up critical supply chains

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DoD calls for whole-of-government effort to improve critical supply chains

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Lawmakers ask FEMA how to avoid future communication breakdowns during disasters

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(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

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FILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo shows the Pentagon in Washington. For the second time in 2020, an independent federal review released on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, has faulted the U.S. Department of Defense for how it has responded when children on military bases sexually assault each other. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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

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Air Force

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

Contractors haven’t submitted invoices yet, partly because no money is available. But DoD says the bill to repay vendors for their employees’ paid leave…

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Robert Wilkie, Richard Stone

VA doesn’t have the personal protective equipment it needs to handle second pandemic wave

The Department of Veterans Affairs said it needs a six-month supply of personal protective equipment and other medical supplies to adequately handle a…

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Democratic Party of Hawaii staff tabulate presidential primary ballots in Honolulu on Friday, May 22, 2020. The Democratic Party of Hawaii is scheduled Saturday to release the results of its party-run presidential primary which was delayed by more than a month due the coronavirus pandemic. The party expected most members to vote by mail and some to cast ballots at about 20 in-person polling sites. But concerns about the virus forced the party to cancel in-person voting and allow only mail ballots. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

USPS lays out suggestions on vote-by-mail services for local governments

In today’s Federal Newscast, with vote-by-mail services in high demand, the Postal Service sets recommendations for state and local governments to make sure each ballot gets counted.

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