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(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)The bronze Statue of Freedom, by Thomas Crawford, is the crowning feature of the dome of the U.S. Capitol, shown ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

TSP changes, retirement help for former seasonal feds and other bills to watch

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With widespread interest in ‘burrowing,’ OPM offers up a few reminders

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(Leigh Vogel/Pool via AP)Neera Tanden testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs committee on her nomination to become the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), during a hearing Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (Leigh Vogel/Pool via AP)

IT modernization is a priority for Biden’s OMB pick, but she acknowledges funding challenges

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(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)President Joe Biden signs an executive order on immigration, in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

28 EOs in 2 weeks? Career executives are used to the transition policy sprint

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President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event at The Queen theater, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Biden picks Chopra, Gensler for financial oversight roles

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Federal employees disheartened by Capitol riots but unsure how to rectify damage

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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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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2020 file photo, Connecticut State Commissioner of Education Miguel Cardona speaks with Berlin High School students while on a tour of the school. President-elect Joe Biden has chosen the education commissioner for Connecticut and a former public school teacher to serve as education secretary.  (Devin Leith-Yessian/Berlin Citizen/Record-Journal via AP)

Biden: Cardona right pick to lead education through pandemic

President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Miguel Cardona, Connecticut’s education chief to serve as education secretary

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One of government’s leading cybersecurity experts weighs in on SolarWinds breach

In today’s Federal Newscast, National Institute of Standards and Technology Fellow Ron Ross has advice for officials knocked off their feet by the recent governmentwide cyber attacks.

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