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Two Advocacy Groups Sue Trump Over Presidential Records

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:57:19 -0400

Complaint cites White House Twitter deletions, encrypted apps and central decision-making.

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Global Demand for U.S. Weapons 'Busier Than Ever' in Trump Era, So Far

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:16:55 -0400

Large American delegation at Paris Air Show reassures allies worried about disengagement.The Patrouille de France air demonstration team performs a flyby to signify the official start of the Paris Air Show on June 19.

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The Government’s Websites Are So Unreadable They Actually Break Their Own Laws

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:02:21 -0400

Government websites are violating the US Plain Writing Act with puzzling prose.The Federal Bureau of Intelligence site ranked among the unintelligible at 27.

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The Top 10 Challenges for New Managers

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:00:00 -0400

Some jobs are harder than others. Being a first-time manager ranks high on that list.

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Play of the Day: The AHCA Is Less Popular Than The Mummy Remake

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:41:48 -0400

In one poll, the health care bill has a 8% favorability rating.

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OMB Needs Bigger Budget So It Can Cut Other Agencies, Director Says

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 17:38:39 -0400

Lawmakers chide Mulvaney for not applying his belt-tightening prescription internally.OMB Director Mick Mulvaney said the agency was undertaking two of President Trump’s “highest priorities” and therefore needed to up its spending.

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Appointee Watch: Senators Grill Defense Pick, Confirm FEMA Director

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:55:27 -0400

A round-up of recent nominations to key administration posts.

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Power Causes Brain Damage

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:08:36 -0400

Over time, leaders lose mental capacities—most notably for reading other people—that were essential to their rise.

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Inside the West Wing Tug-of-War Over Russia and Ukraine

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:55:37 -0400

The president has been all over the map on Ukraine. The people around him have been much more consistent.Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, June 20.

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U.S. Wastes $28 Million on Afghan Soldiers's Uniforms, Watchdog Says

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:42:38 -0400

A report deemed the camouflage pattern inappropriate for a country that is only 2.1 percent forest.Afghan National Army recruits stand in formation during their graduation ceremony at the Kabul Military Training Center Sept. 22, 2011

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Justice’s Cancelled 'Smart on Crime' Plan Still Has Potential, Watchdog Says

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:16:49 -0400

Arrival of Sessions meant ending predecessor’s plan to prioritize prosecutions to save money.Attorney General Jeff Sessions has largely overturned the program.

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Interior Is Moving Forward With Buyouts, Leaves Door Open for RIFs

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:47:02 -0400

Lawmakers say workforce cuts are premature.Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told senators he would work to improve morale among employees who remain.

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What VA Really Needs

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:09:52 -0400

The misguided Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act isn’t going to fix what’s wrong with the department.

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IRS Shuts Down, Then Restores, Tax Preparer I.D. Registration

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:45:22 -0400

June court ruling invalidating fees prompted system to go dark.

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Business Experience Bites Trump’s Pentagon Nominee

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:50:59 -0400

Congress might hold up the president’s pick for deputy defense secretary over his three-decade career with Boeing, among other things.

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U.S. Military Shoots Down 'Hostile' Drone in Syria

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:47:43 -0400

The move signals escalating tension in the region between U.S.-backed forces and those loyal to the Assad regime.Syrian government troops take up positions in southern Syria in May.

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Play of the Day: Replacing Sean Spicer

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:29:18 -0400

The White House press shop may be getting a makeover.

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OMB 'Out of Practice' on Competitive Sourcing, Adviser Says

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:55:42 -0400

Springer skeptical that Trump should end moratorium on A-76 bidding by private contractors yet.Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, while a Republican House Member from South Carolina, said at a July 2016 hearing that he was interested in reviving the A-76 public-private competitions.

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House Approves Measure Seeking To Boost DHS Morale

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:20:34 -0400

DHS leaders claim morale is improving, but lawmaker says the Trump administration has added new pressure.DHS Secretary John Kelly has said, “The best way to improve morale is to let employees do the jobs they were hired and trained to do, and recognize them for doing it.”

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Military and Veterans Groups Advocate Benefit Parity Between Active Duty, Reserve Soldiers

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:09:12 -0400

Reservists deployed for pre-planned operations don’t earn educational and other benefits afforded troops.Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., introduced a bill that would allow reservists deployed through 12304b to receive Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and protect them from wages lost while deployed.

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Beyond Buyouts and RIFs: A More Effective Approach to Workforce Management

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:57:54 -0400

The power of combining data analytics with mobility programs.

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Trump Appears to Fault Obama, Calls Otto Warmbier's Death a 'Disgrace'

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:41:01 -0400

He said the 22-year-old University of Virginia student “should have been brought home a long time ago” from North Korea.

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EPA Wants 1,200 Employees to Accept Buy Outs, Early Outs

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 15:35:50 -0400

They will have a maximum of six weeks to accept an offer and leave the agency.

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Is Momentum Building for Another Round of BRAC?

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:55:45 -0400

Think tank analysts across the political spectrum urge Congress to bite bullet and close obsolete bases.

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