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(AP Photo/Morry Gash, Pool)President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden exchange points during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, Pool)

A federal employee’s guide to Trump and Biden’s 2020 campaign platforms

Compare what each candidate will likely mean for veterans’ services, federal union rights, retirement and other benefits, government accountability, and workforce diversity and inclusion.

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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2020, file photo a Boeing 777X airplane takes off on its first flight with the Olympic Mountains in the background at Paine Field in Everett, Wash.  Boeing on Wednesday, May 27, is cutting more than 12,000 jobs through layoffs and buyouts as the coronavirus pandemic seizes the travel industry. And the aircraft maker says more cuts are coming.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File).

DoD study suggests it’s very hard to contract COVID-19 on an airplane

Defense officials studied air particles on commercial aircraft and estimated you’d need to be sitting on the same airplane with a COVID-infected passenger for 54 straight hours before you inhaled enough viral particles.

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USDA stands up 500 data dashboards from executive brainstorming

The dashboards can do things such as give supervisors at the Forest Service an integrated view of metrics on timber sales, and help agency executives make decisions about reopening during the pandemic.

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FILE - This March 22, 2013 file photo, shows the exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington. The Internal Revenue Service is recalling about 46,000 of its employees furloughed by the government shutdown, nearly 60 percent of its workforce, to handle tax returns and pay out refunds. The employees won't be paid. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

IRS details strategy for replacing its most ancient computer code

IRS’ decades-old Individual Master File code has kept the agency from fully modernizing its IT system for better customer experience.

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DoD’s CMMC remains stuck in drama, confusion and concern

Comments on the interim rule – which one technology industry representative said didn’t offer enough clarity about the certification process and other details – are due Nov. 30.

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