Senate Armed Services Committee

(Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., listens during a confirmation hearing for President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for national intelligence director Avril Haines before the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

Two powerful chairmen criticize White House for ‘dragging its feet’ on defense spending

In today’s Federal Newscast, two committee chairmen criticize the White House. A Navy plan to cut doctors is getting reexamined. The NSF wants to hand…

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)The Capitol is seen at dusk as work in the Senate is stalled on the Democrats' $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, in Washington, Friday, March 5, 2021. Senators plan to continue to vote on amendments through the night. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

One year later, commission’s proposals for improving military, public service may get a serious look

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(U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr./Department of Defense via AP)In this Feb. 9, 2021 photo provided by the Department of Defense, Hickam 15th Medical Group host the first COVID-19 mass vaccination on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. By the thousands, U.S. service members are refusing or putting off the COVID-19 vaccine, as frustrated commanders scramble to knock down internet rumors and find the right pitch that will convince troops to take the shot. Some Army units are seeing as few as a third agree to the vaccine, others are higher. (U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr./Department of Defense via AP)

More vaccination sites staffed by military get up and running

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Lloyd Austin

Senators concerned by military leadership of DoD, but will their votes reflect it?

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NDAA is not the only congressional activity contractors are watching

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VA says it’s now closer to offer more coronavirus testing to its employees

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Karl Schultz

With above average hurricane season possible, lawmakers want to make sure the Coast Guard is ready

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Staff inspect medical equipments at an emergency hospital set up amid the new coronavirus outbreak in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, March 23, 2020. Indonesia has changed towers built to house athletes in the 2018 Asian Games to emergency hospitals with a 3,000-bed capacity in the country's hard-hit capital, where new patients have surged in the past week. (Hafidz Mubarak A/Pool Photo via AP)

Agencies get more hiring flexibilities to help with coronavirus response

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management granting agencies new authorities to help in their response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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US Army doctor holding stethoscope - studio shot

Internal memo shows Army wants to halt MTF transfers to DHA

The Army wants to put the breaks on transferring its health facilities to the DoD, a Federal News Network exclusive story.

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House, Senate agree on Defense bill adding paid leave for feds, US Space Force

The final agreement maintains the NDAA’s decades-long reputation of must-pass legislation, but punts thorny border issues to the still-unsettled appropriations process.

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