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With all of the mandates and threats, should companies really “want” federal contracts?

Between COVID-related mandates and burgeoning cybersecurity requirements and False Claims Act threats, is it still worth the trouble for companies to try…

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)FILE- In this March 30, 2019, file photo the Dome of the U.S. Capitol Building is visible as cherry blossom trees bloom on the West Lawn in Washington. The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level since late 1969, a sign that employers are holding onto their workers despite signs of a slowing economy. Weekly applications for jobless aid fell 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 202,000, the Labor Department said Thursday, April 4. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, FIle)

Congress again ponders the next round of whistleblower reform

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Whistleblower advocates say federal employees need some educating

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2019, file photo mist rolls over the U.S. Capitol dome on Capitol Hill in Washington.  The federal government recorded a budget deficit of $1.88 trillion for the first eight months of 2020, larger than even any annual shortfalls in U.S. history. The sea of red ink grew as government spending shot up to deal with the coronavirus pandemic and tax revenue shrank when millions lost their jobs. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

This employee’s call for pandemic help is detailed, heartfelt and futile

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In this May 4, 2017 photo, Melissa Jones, right, a nurse educator with Alosa Health, speaks with Dr. Dorothy Wilhelm in an exam room at a medical office in Monroeville, Pa. Jones visits medical offices in western Pennsylvania to educate doctors about new opioid prescribing guidelines. (AP Photo/Carla K. Johnson)

VA still has a slew of appointments to make up

In today’s Federal Newscast, two million appointments canceled during the initial wave of the coronavirus pandemic still need rescheduling at the Veterans…

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Congressional regulators voice concerns about Postal Service delivery standards

In today’s Federal Newscast, more than 130 House members tell the Postal Service they’re concerned with mail delivery standards ahead of the November…

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GAO says it’s time to update the CFO Act

In today’s Federal Newscast, 30 years after the passage of the CFO Act, the Government Accountability Office tells Congress it has some work to do.

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