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(Tasos Katopodis/Pool via AP)FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2020, file photo Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles Rettig testifies before a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing in Washington. At a Senate hearing Rettig said Tuesday, April 13, 2021, that he expects to meet the July 1 deadline in the new pandemic rescue law for starting a groundbreaking tax program aimed at reducing child poverty. That means new advance monthly payments of as much as $300 per child could begin flowing to lower-income families this summer. (Tasos Katopodis/Pool via AP, File)

IRS plans ‘significant hiring’ to stay ahead of 52K employees expected to leave in coming years

While President Joe Biden has proposed increased IRS spending by $80 billion over the next 10 years, the long-term nature of workforce planning and IT…

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Senate ups R&D spending in defense appropriations bill, battle still brewing on wall funding

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More immigration judges, consolidation color DOJ 2020 budget request

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An American flag flies on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, as the Senate prepares for the confirmation hearing of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, and the House returns to work for the first time since July 26, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Conference report for DoD, Labor and Education spending approved; Stopgap funding deal on the table

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Senate subcommittee gives civilian employees a chance of a 2019 pay raise

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Under Trump’s 2018 budget proposal, here’s one agency that’s hiring

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FILE - In this April 2, 2015, file photo, a visitor leaves the Sacramento Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Rancho Cordova, Calif. The number of veterans seeking health care but ending up on waiting lists of one month or more is 50 percent higher now than it was a year ago when a scandal over false records and long wait times wracked the Department of Veterans Affairs, The New York Times reported Saturday, June 20, 2015, online ahead of its Sunday editions. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

VA wants to make telehealth part of its day-to-day business, but says state licensing laws stand in the way

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Zal Azmi: Federal agencies need to rethink cybersecurity

The Senate Appropriations Committee rejected an amendment that would give the Office of Personnel Management an extra $37 million to make IT upgrades sooner…

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White House ticks off objections to appropriations legislation

The administration criticized the House appropriations framework that would implement sequestration funding levels for non-Defense agencies, while using…

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DoD’s military construction budget appears safe from sequestration cuts

Funding reductions in 2013 appropriations act are sufficient to protect military construction accounts from further sequestration cuts, but funds used for upkeep on existing buildings are severely impacted.

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