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Activists appeal for a $15 minimum wage near the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. The $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill being prepped in Congress includes a provision that over five years would hike the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Labor Dept. offering sessions for federal contractor minimum wage increase

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Department of Labor will offer virtual seminars throughout August to prepare for federal contract minimum wage increases.

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House task force pushes Pentagon to wean itself off Chinese sources

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Lawmakers tee up legislation to push DoD, prime contractors on supply chain vulnerabilities

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The federal marketplace needs a unified effort to mitigate supply chain security risk

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DoD calls for whole-of-government effort to improve critical supply chains

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(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2020, file photo a U.S. Department of Homeland Security plaque is displayed a podium as international passengers arrive at Miami international Airport where they are screened by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Miami. The Department of Homeland Security plans to ramp up its social media tracking as part of an enhanced focus on domestic violent extremism. The move is a response ding to weaknesses exposed by the deadly Capitol insurrection but also raising longstanding concerns about protecting Americans’ civil liberties. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Customs and Border Protection enhances international cooperation on supply chain security

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(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)FEMA

Lawmakers ask FEMA how to avoid future communication breakdowns during disasters

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Joseph Votel

Plans, like for disaster response, are great only if you can carry them out

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(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Joe Biden

Biden orders a review of US supply chains for vital goods

President Joe Biden has signed an executive order that is intended to boost manufacturing jobs by strengthening U.S. supply chains for advanced batteries,…

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FILE - This Friday, March 17, 2019 file photo shows the main entrance to March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif.  Nearly 200 Americans evacuated from China because of the new virus are

Congress to probe how military bases fared during paralyzing winter storms

In an interview with Federal News Network, the chairman of the House readiness subcommittee says installation resilience is near the top of his oversight…

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(Staff Sgt. Chris Drzazgowski/U.S. Air Force via AP)FILE - In this April 24, 2019, file photo released by the U.S. Air Force, an F-35A Lightning II fighter jet prepares to taxi and take off from Al-Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates, on April 24, 2019. The United States called Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates

An analysis of the 2021 NDAA

This week on Off the Shelf, Jon Etherton, president of Etherton and Associates, joins host Roger Waldron to discuss how key provisions in the 2021 NDAA impact defense procurement policy and operations.

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