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FILE - In this May 23, 2020, file photo Elizabeth Santoro, a medic with the Minnesota Air National Guard 133rd Medical Group, administers a free COVID-19 test at the Minneapolis Armory in Minneapolis. Since the pandemic began, Congress has set aside trillions of dollars to ease the crisis. A joint KHN and Associated Press investigation finds that many communities with big outbreaks have spent little of that federal money on local public health departments for work such as testing and contact tracing. Others, like Minnesota, were slow to do so. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP, File)

For the next pandemic, new report spells out plan for federal agencies to work together

In today’s Federal Newscast: A new, in-depth report spells out a plan for federal agencies to work together to fight the next pandemic. Beware, it’s…

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$100,000 ID-theft scheme earns VA employee a 46-month federal prison sentence

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FILE - This March 27, 2008 file photo shows the Pentagon in Washington. The civilian official overseeing the Pentagon's campaign to defeat the Islamic State group in the Middle East has resigned in the latest jolt to Pentagon leadership in the waning weeks of the Trump administration.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Pentagon wants white hat hackers to try and penetrate all of its websites

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Defense Department has expanded its program of using external hackers to probe systems for cybersecurity vulnerability.

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Biden memo enhances independence of federal scientists from political appointees

The executive action raises the profile of senior career officials at scientific agencies, seeks to increase transparency around agency research and regulations…

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Trump administration provides guidance for recent federal hiring EO

In today’s Federal Newscast, agencies have a little more guidance now on how they’re supposed to implement the president’s recent federal hiring executive order.

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