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AP/Jose Luis MaganaDeputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks, center, arrives at the Pentagon, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

DoD says service members and civilian employees can leave masks at home if vaccinated

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Pentagon says military members and civilian employees can do their jobs without masks, as long as they’re fully vaccinated.

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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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John F. Williams/U.S. NavyEvelyn Kent, Department of Defense Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) program director

The Defense Department brings super-high-tech learning programs to two historically black universities

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Maryland/MC2 Clifford L. H. Davischild care

The pandemic has hit one federal group harder than most, children of military service members

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DoD fires hundreds of advisory board members, will conduct a review on effectiveness

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This June 22, 2018, photo shows a Skydio R1 drone in Redwood City, Calif. Skateboarders, surfers and YouTube stars used to be the target customers for California drone startup Skydio, which builds sophisticated self-flying machines that can follow people around and capture their best moves on video. Now it's police officers and soldiers getting equipped with the pricey drones. U.S. political and security concerns about the world's dominant consumer drone-maker, China-based DJI, have opened the door for Skydio and other companies to pitch their drones for government and business customers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Government looking to rein in agencies’ drone purchasing

In today’s Federal Newscast, GSA is removing all drones from Multiple Award Schedule Contracts that do not have the approval of the Defense Department.

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New bill could put more rules on departing federal employees

In today’s Federal Newscast, two House lawmakers want to close what they call are loop holes for senior government officials when they leave federal service…

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Pharmacist Brian Meyer holds a Moderna COVID-19 vaccine vial for a photo on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021 at Sunflower Pharmacy in Odessa, Texas. Sunflower Pharmacy is the first privately owned pharmacy in Odessa given to permission to distribute the vaccine. (Eli Hartman/Odessa American via AP)

Veterans Affairs gives an update on its vaccine distribution efforts

In today’s Federal Newscast, at least 132,000 health care professionals at the Department of Veterans Affairs have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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