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Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, gives an opening statement during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss vaccines and protecting public health during the coronavirus pandemic on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)

One of the nation’s top public health officials is calling it a career

In today’s Federal Newscast, Dr. Francis Collins says he’ll leave his post as director of the National Institutes of Health by the end of the year.

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Joe Biden, Merrick Garland

Biden creates sweeping diversity and inclusion initiative through new executive order

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Kiran Ahuja, the nominee to be Office of Personnel Management Director, appears before a Senate Governmental Affairs Committee hybrid nominations hearing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, April 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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

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Partnership for Public ServiceDr. Gary Gibbons and Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, Sammies, NIH

NIH doctors earn Sammies finalist honors for addressing higher COVID-19 rates among minorities

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/supershabashnyi)hacker hands at work with graphic user interface around

$100,000 ID-theft scheme earns VA employee a 46-month federal prison sentence

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Secretary of Defense nominee Lloyd Austin, a recently retired Army general, speaks during his conformation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP)

Austin wins Senate confirmation as 1st Black Pentagon chief

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Contract spending reached 5-year high in 2020

In today’s Federal Newscast, new analysis from Bloomberg Government found agencies spent almost 700 billion dollars on procurement last year.

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DoD, Microsoft ask court to dismiss Amazon’s political bias claims in JEDI case

Lawyers for Microsoft and the government are asking a federal court to dismiss key portions of Amazon’s lawsuit over the Defense Department’s JEDI Cloud contract, in a nutshell, because the claims in question were raised too late to be legally viable.

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