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A new look at how agencies use contractors in the act of rulemaking

Federal contractors like companies throughout the economy must live under the regulatory regimes established by federal agencies. But what about the use…

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A critical Census Bureau program is in trouble, and how it might be fixed

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Should the government reinforce its plan for a backup global positioning system?

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(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)FILE  - In this Aug. 7, 2019, photo, the Kingston Fossil Plant stands near a waterway in Kingston, Tenn. The Trump administration will let some leaking or otherwise dangerous coal ash storage ponds stay in operation for years more and some unlined ponds stay open indefinitely under a rule change announced Friday, Oct. 16, 2020.  In 2008, the six-story-tall dike on a massive coal ash pond at the Tennessee plant collapsed, releasing more than a billion gallons of coal ash into the Swan Pond community. It remains the largest industrial spill in modern U.S. history and prompted the 2015 regulations that were intended to increase oversight of the industry. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Measuring the Trump administration’s goal of decreasing agency regulations

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In this Monday, June 19, 2017, photo, a person types on a laptop keyboard, in North Andover, Mass. The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile. So finds an in-depth study of 3,066 U.S. workers, released Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, by the Rand Corp., Harvard Medical School and the University of California, Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

EPA sees a potential solution to public comment challenge of e-rulemaking

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Nominations open for one of the oldest federal employee awards

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The burden of grants administration needs to be reduced and here’s how

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New government contracting center aims to fill independent research, education void

George Mason University in Virginia officially launched the Center for Government Contracting to focus on policy, business and regulatory issues that impact…

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DHS pushes Congress to act on cyber reorg, protection from enemy drones

The Homeland Security secretary says changing the name of the National Protection and Programs Directorate is more than cosmetic, while also calling for…

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70-percent drop in significant regulations in Trump admin.’s first 18 months

The Trump administration sought to slow down the pace of federal regulation growth by telling agencies to retire to regulations for every new one they proposed.

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