Kamala Harris

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White House sets ‘binding requirements’ for agencies to vet AI tools before using them

The Biden administration is calling on federal agencies to step up their use of artificial intelligence tools, but keep risks in check

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White House presses agencies to use apprenticeships for skills-based hiring

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White House touts ‘significant results’ of task force after 80,000 feds opt to join a union

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Congress upholds pay freeze for political appointees, vice president through end of 2022

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Under new Biden initiative, agencies will do more to educate employees about collective bargaining

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Combined Federal Campaign

With donations rebounding during pandemic, CFC ready to build on last year’s successes

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Securing the inauguration from a continuity of government standpoint

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Capitol has to get back to business

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U.S. troops gather on the USS Wasp where U.S. President Donald Trump will deliver Memorial Day remarks to the troops, at the U.S. Military Base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, Tuesday, May 28, 2019.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Senate passes NDAA, includes pay raise for troops

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Senate passes its version of the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes a 3.1% pay raise for active duty military.

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Ben Sasse

These four amendments snuck into the Senate defense authorization bill

Ninety three amendments were just packed into the Senate version of the 2020 defense authorization bill.

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FILE- In this Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 file photo, Residents of a lakeside neighborhood walk across Overcreek Bridge by the remains of a failed dam in Columbia, S.C. Officials say the structure beneath a road collapsed Monday afternoon following days of heavy rain, nearly emptying a lake in a few minutes. No one was injured. South Carolina had problems with crumbling roads and bridges and old drinking water systems and dams long before the historic floods of the past week. Now the state faces what will likely be hundreds of millions if not billions of dollars of bills to fix washed out roads and bridges and destroyed dams. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)

Infrastructure stakeholders want better agency communication, no sunset from FAST Act reforms

Federal infrastructure projects have stalled around the country due to cumbersome permitting processes and funding challenges, which is why a bipartisan law was enacted two years ago to speed things up. Now the authors are hoping to amend that legislation with the Federal Permitting Reform and Jobs Act.

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