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

DoD conducted a 100-day review of its critical supply chains at the request of the White House.

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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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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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In this April 16, 2020, photo Sonia Munoz, left, custody assistant, gets her temperature taken at the hospital ward of the Twin Towers jail  in Los Angeles. Across the country first responders who've fallen ill from COVID-19, recovered have begun the harrowing experience of returning to jobs that put them back on the front lines of America's fight against the novel coronavirus. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

NTEU lays out standards for calling federal employees back to offices

In today’s Federal Newscast, as agencies are developing their plans to reopen offices, the National Treasury Employees Union releases its own conditions.

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An airline passenger walks by the vacant TSA checkin at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Romulus, Mich. The COVID-19 coronavirus has considerably slowed air travel. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Congressional Democrats trying to secure hazard pay for frontline federal workers

In today’s Federal Newscast, House Democrats are eyeing hazard pay for frontline federal employees for the next emergency coronavirus package.

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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 from Captol Hill.

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