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Senate Democrats ask OPM for more agency guidance

In today’s Federal Newscast, Senators say the Office of Personnel Management has refused briefings on the topic of guiding the government through the pandemic.

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The secret to managing through shutdowns, relocations and retirements

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Amid government shutdown, commission wants to make public service popular again

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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2016, file photo, a guest looks at the Touch Bar on a MacBook computer shown in a demo room following the announcement of new products at Apple headquarters, in Cupertino, Calif. Apple is opening a new training camp designed to address the technology industry's scarcity of women in executive and computer programming jobs. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

National Science Foundation seeks to ‘lower the barriers’ to reskilling federal workforce

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Peace Corps

New Peace Corps director Jody Olsen most enjoys seeing ‘people change’

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Commission hopes national conversation sparks public interest in military, public service

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FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2016, file photo an iPhone is seen in Washington. Watchdog groups that keep tabs on digital privacy rights are concerned that U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents are searching the phones and other digital devices of international travelers at border checkpoints in U.S. airports. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation say complaints of such searches have spiked recently. Americans have protection under the Fourth Amendment from unreasonable search and seizure. A police officer, for example, must obtain a warrant from a judge before searching a suspect's phone. But the U.S. border is a legal grey zone. Border agents have long had the right to search travelers' physical luggage without a warrant, and that interpretation has been expanded to include digital devices. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

CBP searched through record number of electronic devices in 2017

In today’s Federal Newscast, Customs and Border Protection says it reviewed over 30 thousand electronic devices last year, while also announcing changes…

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Peace Corps IG less than impressed with agency cybersecurity practices

IG says its imperative the Peace Corps address areas surrounding planning, implementation and cybersecurity in next fiscal year

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Michael Horowitz

IG community looks to put ‘teeth behind the bark’ with subpoena power

House oversight members said they want help give agency inspectors general all the tools they need to do thorough work.

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