(AP Photo/Wayne Partlow)Shown is a portion of a Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Application Form, Tuesday, April 21, 2020 in Washington. The Paycheck Protection was supposed to be a lifeline for small businesses, helping them stay afloat and keep their employees on the payroll during the coronavirus pandemic. But guidelines from the Small Business Administration say that businesses are ineligible if someone who owns at least 20 percent of the company is incarcerated, under indictment, on probation or parole or had been convicted of a felony within the last five years. Ineligible would-be applicants and advocates say the restrictions are a slap in the face for those who have served their time, especially from an administration that has trumpeted second chances. (AP Photo/Wayne Partlow)

SBA says goodbye to its largest program ever

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Paycheck Protection Program, a feature of the 2020 legislation to help the country in the pandemic, has ended.

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NASA JPL building models of its petabytes of data with artificial intelligence

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.(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)In this April 7, 2021 photo, a senior receives the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at the Aaron E. Henry Community Health Service Center, in Clarksdale, Miss. Medicare will require nursing homes to report COVID-19 vaccination rates for residents and staff, the government said Tuesday, in what officials hope will become an incentive to keep giving shots even as the worst ravages of the pandemic ease in facilities across the land.(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Federal employees can get time off if they have reaction to COVID-19 vaccine

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In spite of it all, federal employee engagement rises in 2020 FEVS

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For this atmospheric exploration, NASA teams up with Germany’s space agency

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OPM readying new guidance to help agencies plan for post-pandemic telework changes

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AI commission sees ‘extraordinary’ support to stand up tech-focused service academy

The National Security Commission on AI recommends creating a Digital Service Academy that would “grow tech talent with the same seriousness of purpose…

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Here’s a three-step program for beleaguered feds

“Go forth, do the people’s business, and be kind to one another,” says a retired fed.

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Digital modernization saves NASA ‘a lot of time, effort and money’

You might not think a $23 billion annual budget will have you looking for ways to pinch pennies, but if you’re NASA, the cost to explore the universe can be out of this world.

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