81st Training Wing Public Affair/Kemberly GroueU.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Rashawn Duffy, 37th Training Wing Detachment 5 military training instructor, presents a coin to an Airman during the basic military training coining ceremony outside of Erwin Manor at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, May 14, 2020. Nearly 60 Airmen from the 37th TRW Detachment 5 completed the six-week basic military training course. Due to safety concerns stemming from COVID-19, the Air Force sent new recruits to Keesler to demonstrate a proof of concept to generate the force at multiple locations during contingencies. The flight was the first to graduate BMT at Keesler since 1968. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

More than 80% of military installations have eased COVID restrictions

A total of 190 military bases around the globe no longer have travel restrictions.

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Lawmakers ask FEMA how to avoid future communication breakdowns during disasters

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When it comes to the Biden administration regulatory agenda, contractors are waiting for the shoes to drop

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(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2020, file photo, the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Ind. The federal Bureau of Prisons will begin allowing inmates to have visitors again in October, months after visits were suspended at the 122 federal prisons across the U.S. The visitation plan is detailed in an internal memo issued Monday, Aug. 31, and obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Lawmakers alarmed by high COVID-19 vaccine refusal rate at BOP workforce

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Romanian servicemen, wearing masks to protect against coronavirus, prepare to unload boxes containing the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines, at the National Center for Storage of the COVID-19 Vaccine, a military run facility, in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. Romanian authorities will start COVID-19 vaccinations on Sunday. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Bill to let anyone who served get a vaccine at VA passes Senate

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Senate has passed legislation that would let VA vaccinate anyone who’s ever served in the military, plus their spouses.

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Some agencies moving faster than others to roll back Trump workforce orders

The National Treasury Employees Union said agencies are responding to the Biden’s administration’s call to restore labor relations in a variety of ways….

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The yearlong pandemic situation has pressure-tested the governmental custom experience

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