AP/Manuel Balce CenetaFILE - This Feb. 3, 2012, file photo shows FBI headquarters in Washington. Many U.S. diplomatic, military and government figures were not told about Russia-linked attempts to hack into their emails, even though the FBI knew they were in the Kremlin’s crosshairs, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

After Trump axed plan, senators now ask President Biden about new FBI headquarters

In today’s Federal Newscast, senators from Maryland and Virginia pressed President Joe Biden to come up with a plan for a new FBI headquarters.

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How IRS line employees and managers are dealing with a second filing season under pandemic

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How the Taxpayer First Act could reinvent the taxpayer experience — and the IRS

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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)The General Services Administration (GSA) building is seen, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Washington. General Service Administrator Emily Murphy, the head of the obscure federal government agency that is holding up Joe Biden's presidential transition, appeared to know she might be facing a messy situation after the votes came in. Prior to Nov. 3, Emily Murphy, the head of the General Services Administration, held a Zoom call with Dave Barram, 77, a man who was in her shoes 20 years earlier during the contested 2000 election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. Barram said he advised her to

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IRS commissioner says IT modernization underfunded, will take longer than envisioned

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AP/Carolyn KasterRep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.)

Rep. Connolly: Expect ‘scattered compliance’ with 21st-Century IDEA deadlines

Agencies have about a month to deliver a website modernization strategy to Congress, one of several major due dates for the 21st Century IDEA Act.

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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2018 file photo, Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, speaks during the signing of an order withdrawing federal protections for countless waterways and wetlands, at EPA headquarters in Washington. Ernst says she turned down Donald Trump's request to run as his vice president in 2016 because of family concerns. Ernst made the claim in an affidavit in a divorce proceeding in October that was first reported by CityView, a Des Moines weekly newspaper. The filing was unsealed earlier this month after Ernst and her former husband of 25 years, Gail Ernst, settled their previously contentious divorce. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

New bill would allow agencies to fire employees found guilty of sexual assault

In today’s Federal Newscast, new legislation from Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) would give agencies the authority to fire employees and contractors convicted…

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IRS procurement shop sees RPA as key to handle growing year-end workload with shrinking workforce

Faced with a growing workload at the end of each fiscal year and a shrinking procurement workforce, the IRS is looking at RPA tools to help with the heavy lifting.

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