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The federal government knows when people are born, but not always when they die

Last year, Congress asked the National Academy of Public Administration to examine the sources of data for Social Security and how well it can access them….

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116 agencies intend to extend Networx telecommunication contracts

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SSA, AFGE renegotiate agreement to give employees more official time

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File - Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee hearing, May 10, 2022, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The U.S. will close the last avenue for Russia to pay back its billions in debt to international investors on Wednesday, making a Russian default on its debts for the first time since the Bolshevik Revolution all but inevitable. The Treasury Department said in a notification Tuesday that it does not plan to renew the license to allow Russia to keep paying its debtholders through American banks. (Tom Williams/Pool via AP, File)

Yellen memo calls for IRS modernization to help ID tax evasion schemes perpetrated by top earners

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New data center journey must include optimization, modernization, hybrid cloud

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Bill to end Social Security’s ‘evil twins’ that cut benefits teed up for House floor vote

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Week 13

To improve its customer experience, SSA found an unusual partner from the NFL

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FILE - A young man stands in front of a shelve with hard liquor at a beverage market in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, June 15, 2007. The German government's drugs czar has proposed raising the age when people can buy beer and win from 16 to 18, and cracking down on alcohol and tobacco advertising. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

Vets suing Army for not recognizing substance abuse disorders in discharges

In today’s Federal Newscast, veterans are suing the Army for refusing to give soldiers with alcohol and drug addictions honorable discharges.

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SSA to open offices to the public as agency staffing issues continue

As the Social Security Administration works through ongoing recruitment and retention challenges, agency employees prepare to start in-person services…

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Flames rise from a pile of tree debris near the Bridge Crossing picnic grounds in Hatch Gulch Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022, near Deckers, Colo. In Colorado, climate change means snow is not always on the ground when needed so that crews can safely burn off debris piles and vegetation to help keep future wildfires from becoming catastrophic. 
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Biden admin. worries climate change will take a toll on federal budgets for years to come

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Biden administration expects climate change’s toll on the federal government will become more expensive over time.

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