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The Old Post Office Pavilion Clock Tower, which remains open during the partial government shutdown, is seen above the Trump International Hotel, Friday, Jan. 4, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

One proposal to keep electoral politics separate from federal real estate

Some members of Congress believe former President Donald Trump had a conflict of interest. As a private citizen, Trump had leased, from the General Services…

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Want to know more about weapons systems cyber protection? There’s a webinar for that

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A due to limited supplies sign is shown on the baby formula shelf at a grocery store Tuesday, May 10, 2022, in Salt Lake City. Parents across much of the U.S. are scrambling to find baby formula after a combination of supply disruptions and safety recalls have swept many of the leading brands off store shelves. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Federal agencies’ roles in helping to solve the baby formula shortage

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NavyCapt. Jeff Powell, Naval Construction Battalion Center, Seabees

Navy’s construction battalion celebrates eight decades of service

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Joshua Roberts

How one agency made sure vaccines and other COVID medicines reached the poor and underserved

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Conditions are cooling off for troubled SolarWinds

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FILE - In this Feb. 8, 2021, file photo, Victor Villegas, 78, right, receives a COVID-19 vaccine shot from a health care worker at a vaccination site in the Mission district of San Francisco. As Newsom faces a likely recall, Latino advocates say engaging their communities and providing a more robust response to the pandemic could be keys to his survival. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)

In the pandemic, federal, state and local government responses weren’t always aligned

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Members of the Maine National Guard arrive for orientation an empty wing at Central Maine Medical Center, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, in Lewiston, Maine. The Guard will work as nursing assistants, helping to open a swing bed unit of the hospital that has been closed due to a nursing shortage. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

National Guard members can unionize if and when they’re called up by governors

In today’s Federal Newscast, National Guard members on state duty can now unionize, thanks to a new Justice Department agreement.

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Agencies saved about $552B by tackling fragmentation, overlap and duplication since 2011

Federal oversight bodies often look for waste, fraud and abuse. But another trio of witches also bedevils the government: Fragmentation, overlap and duplication…

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Government IT glitches can keep contract bids from being received on time

One thing government contracting shops are sticklers for is receiving bids by the stated deadline. Two days or two seconds late, and would-be contractors are out of luck. That’s true even if the government’s own IT systems screw up or cause the lateness.

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