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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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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2020, file photo sunlight shines on the U.S. Capitol building on Capitol Hill in Washington. President-elect Joe Biden wants to “restore the soul of America.” First, he'll need to fix a broken and divided Congress. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

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

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(Greg Nash/Pool via AP)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky talks during a news conference Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington/Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

Lawmakers act to avert shutdown, buying time for COVID talks

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(AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteFILE - In this Aug. 3, 2020, file photo dark clouds and heavy rain sweep over the U.S. Capitol in Washington. At least a government shutdown is off the table. But as lawmakers straggle back to Washington for an abbreviated pre-election session, hopes are fading for a pandemic relief bill, or much else. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Federal judge denies government’s request to dismiss suit over 2019 shutdown pay

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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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