.(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

In today’s Federal Newscast, a new Government Accountability Office report finds that the Defense Department is relying too much on GPS.

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Commerce Department builds out supply chain resilience in 2022 budget

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DISA sends message to large companies: Meet small business goals or risk getting off-ramped

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Could NITAAC’s $40B governmentwide IT contract be a boon for small businesses?

Keith Johnson, the contracting lead for the CIO-SP3 and CIO-SP4 vehicles for NITAAC, said his office is reviewing industry comments on the $40 billion…

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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2020 file photo, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington.  Esper said Tuesday he is looking to NATO allies for more help countering the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and in bolstering U.S. defense efforts in the Middle East more broadly. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Defense employee unions on Trump administration radar

In today’s Federal Newscast, after a delay, the White House publishes a memo allowing the defense secretary to to exclude civilian employees from current…

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Government contracts made easy(ier)

GovCon small business adviser and author Judy Bradt joins host Mark Amtower on this week’s Amtower Off Center to discuss the steps you can take to grow your business and win more government contracts in 2020.

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