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Government’s drive for continued air travel safety improvement enters a new phase

Airline safety has increased nearly 100% in the last couple of decades. But the challenge is not over. There‚Äôs still a big gap in average safety among…

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In spite of it all, federal employee engagement rises in 2020 FEVS

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Should the government reinforce its plan for a backup global positioning system?

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(U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr./Department of Defense via AP)In this Feb. 9, 2021 photo provided by the Department of Defense, Hickam 15th Medical Group host the first COVID-19 mass vaccination on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. By the thousands, U.S. service members are refusing or putting off the COVID-19 vaccine, as frustrated commanders scramble to knock down internet rumors and find the right pitch that will convince troops to take the shot. Some Army units are seeing as few as a third agree to the vaccine, others are higher. (U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr./Department of Defense via AP)

More vaccination sites staffed by military get up and running

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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2021, file photo, Transportation Secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg speaks during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Stefani Reynolds/Pool via AP)

Senate confirms Pete Buttigieg as transportation secretary

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At some agencies, acting leadership often outlasted permanent appointees over last 4 years

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)FILE - This June 19, 2015, file photo, shows the Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration building in Washington. America's standing as the model for aviation-safety regulation will be on trial as congressional hearings begin Wednesday, March 27, 2019, into the Federal Aviation Administration's oversight of Boeing before and after two deadly crashes of its best-selling airliner. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Transportation Department needs skilled workforce to meet automation needs

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White House social media director Dan Scavino, from left, White House aide John McEntee former acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, White House adviser Jared Kushner and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., talk as President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Smith Reynolds Airport, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: Capitol Police says officer dies after riots

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Dr. Cletus Oppong, who specializes in occupational medicine, is the first to receive the first round of the Moderna vaccine by Clinical Pharmacist Erin Conkright on Thursday morning , Dec. 24, 2020, at the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital in Owensboro, Ky.

Va. congressman wants to know vaccination plans for federal employees

In today’s Federal Newscast: Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.) wants to know when and how Federal Employees will get vaccinated. The reenlisted rate in one branch…

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FILE - In this April 29, 2019 file photo, then Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg, from South Bend, Indiana, listens during a lunch meeting with civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton at Sylvia's Restaurant in Harlem neighborhood of New York. President-elect Joe Biden is expected to pick former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg to head the transportation department. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, Pool)

Biden taps Buttigieg for Transportation, Granholm for Energy

President-elect Joe Biden is nominating his former rival Pete Buttigieg as secretary of Transportation and intends to choose former Michigan Gov. Jennifer…

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Some agencies are super positive about telework. How long will it last?

Individual agencies have extolled the benefits of telework and are rethinking their workforce policies to evolve with the times. But will the entire federal government, as a whole, adopt a similar mentality?

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