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Bill to strengthen IG independence seeks to correct ‘unconscionable’ long-term vacancies

The introduced IG Independence and Empowerment Act folds together several other bills lawmakers previously introduced to give IGs more investigative muscle…

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In a half century in and out of the Peace Corps, she’s done it all

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

The organization’s 20th director started her service as a volunteer in Tunisia in the 1960s and said she hopes it can continue its mission while maintaining…

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

The National Commission on Military, National and Public Service launched its two-year study, which will gather public feedback on the military’s selection…

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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 its making to the search process.

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