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budget, Congress Defense, pentagon, science & technology

Biden’s pick for Pentagon’s S&T position pledges to reduce barriers to entry for small businesses

Aprille Ericsson, President Joe Biden’s nominee to be the assistant secretary of defense for science and technology, told lawmakers that streamlining…

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)Sun shines on the U.S. Capitol dome, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Senate confirmation process lags as leadership vacancies remain

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Robert Santos

Biden’s Census nominee promises independence, transparency

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Kiran Ahuja

Senate confirms Ahuja as first permanent OPM director in more than a year

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Congress seems to get deeper and deeper into its own maze

Looking at Capitol Hill this week, you can almost see two Congresses: The one working through ordinary items like confirmation hearings, and the one deeply…

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Jeff Neal

OPM needs a permanent director now

OPM has been without a permanent leader since President Donald Trump’s last OPM director resigned in March 2019 after only six months on the job.

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Joe Biden

Senate confirms Mayorkas as Biden’s homeland security chief

The Senate has confirmed Alejandro Mayorkas as President Joe Biden’s homeland security secretary

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