This June 22, 2018, photo shows a Skydio R1 drone in Redwood City, Calif. Skateboarders, surfers and YouTube stars used to be the target customers for California drone startup Skydio, which builds sophisticated self-flying machines that can follow people around and capture their best moves on video. Now it's police officers and soldiers getting equipped with the pricey drones. U.S. political and security concerns about the world's dominant consumer drone-maker, China-based DJI, have opened the door for Skydio and other companies to pitch their drones for government and business customers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Government looking to rein in agencies’ drone purchasing

In today’s Federal Newscast, GSA is removing all drones from Multiple Award Schedule Contracts that do not have the approval of the Defense Department.

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New bill to help temporary federal workers save for retirement

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Race is on to create GEAR Center for federal applied research

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Government, universities launch regional ‘hubs’ to build stronger talent pipeline

In effort to build a better talent pipeline and foster more collaborative, working relationships between government and universities, the Volcker Alliance…

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OMB looks to get its workforce modernization effort into GEAR

The Office of Management and Budget releases a request for information for how to create the Government Effectiveness Advanced Research (GEAR) Center.

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