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National labs to receive $1.5B funding boost

The resources will come from the Biden administration-backed Inflation Reduction Act.

Trump: Subpoenaed from Jan. 6 panel as ‘Central Cause’ of Capitol insurrection

Cheney: Committee is also considering criminal referrals for ‘multiple individuals,’ recommending legislative proposals to guard against similar attack in the future

Fmr. Presidential Science Adviser: Challenges Arati Prabhakar faces as Science Policy Office

The director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy plays a critical role in achieving the president’s science goals. Facilitating cooperation among the dozens of research agencies is key.

New law to help small businesses ‘navigate the seemingly never-ending web of bureaucratic red tape’

Within six months, SBA must create a central website with relevant regulations and contacts for employees who can provide assistance.

Biden’s nominee makes his case to take the government’s top regulatory job

Presidential pick Richard Revesz gained the support of former OIRA administrators for the job, which is housed within OMB—but he still has some progressive detractors.

Lawmakers ask NARA to certify whether Trump returned all presidential records

A Congressional committee expressed concern that former President Donald Trump may still possess presidential records at non-secure locations.

Agencies really are missing an opportunity by downplaying performance information

Does the federal government keep its promises for improved performance? How would we know? Does anyone really care?

The Biden student debt forgiveness plan

The Student Borrower Protection Center's Ben Kaufman joins our partner site's podcast—and discusses how the Department of Education will administer the new White House debt relief program.

Sounding the alarm on extremism, Biden says ‘MAGA Republicans’ pose threat to democracy

Last Thursday, Biden spoke in Pennsylvania, a battleground state with high-stakes elections this fall.

Biden names his pick to lead WH regulatory office

Since taking office, Biden has championed the use of regulations to carry out his major policy priorities.

Climate-based trainings and performance plans are coming for federal employees

The Biden administration wants a workforce capable of helping it meet its sustainability goals.

A critical Jan. 6 witness retires from the Secret Service

The agency says Anthony Ornato left “in good standing after 25 years of devoted service.”

Traffic overwhelms student loan sites following Biden’s debt relief announcement

Student loan company Nelnet said providers received no advance warning about the White House’s loan forgiveness plan, contributing to confusion and site outages.

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago lawsuit spotlights how difficult search warrants are to challenge ... until charges are brought

Trump’s lawsuit against the FBI has been criticized as baseless. But it spotlights a loophole in federal law that doesn’t protect people’s rights when they are subjected to a search warrant.

Economist: Inflation math can make things seem worse

Focusing on the annual rate of change, rather than month-to-month inflation changes, distorts the economic reality and makes a bad situation look worse, says economist John Horn.

WH can't just retaliate against and discipline employees, willy-nilly, panel rules

Non-political appointees at the White House are now entitled to civil service protections.

Podcast: Telling the story of the fall of Kabul

Producer Bradley Hope joins our partner GovExec's podcast to discuss a new podcast about the evacuation and Taliban takeover in 2021.