The pandemic’s toll on mental health should not be a security-clearance disqualifier, says national security official

In today’s Federal Newscast: DHS added clarity to how agencies can secure remote workers. Fewer vendors filed protests over contracts with GAO. And the…

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Congress is back to the drawing board with a shutdown deadline looming

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Judge turns back union lawsuit over 2018-2019 government shutdown

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Government lost thousands of years’ worth of production during shutdown

In today’s Federal Newscast, a new report highlights how the most recent 35-day partial government shutdown hurt agencies.

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GAO looking at whether shutdown-impacted agencies exceeded authority in staying open

GAO is taking a closer look at whether some of the efforts agencies took during the last shutdown meet the criteria for very narrow exceptions under the…

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Tiny HHS agency turned FEVS scores around with ‘purpose-driven’ employees

Federal Occupational Health, a fee-for-service agency housed within the Department of Health and Human Resources, saw a dramatic turnaround in its Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey scores between fiscal 2015 and 2018.

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