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Army Memo Outlines Employee Furlough Exemptions

A new memo from the U.S. Army aims to provide its civilian employees more details on how the branch will furlough workers, Washington Post reports. Foreign-born employees deployed overseas, top political appointees and employees in combat zones are among those exempt from the furloughs, Eric Yoder reports. Exceptions also include …

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Obama Announces Cyber Exec Order In State Of The Union

President Barack Obama signed a widely-anticipated executive order Tuesday aimed at facilitating cybersecurity information sharing between the government and the private sector, Reuters reports. Obama announced the order in his State of the Union address Tuesday, saying the U.S.’ adversaries are seeking to attack the country’s power grid, financial institutions …

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AIA: Sequestration Puts NASA, NOAA Jobs at Risk

A study from the Aerospace Industries Association says sequestration cuts will lead to more than 22,000 job losses at NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, GovExec reports. The study, conducted by George Mason University economics professor Stephen Fuller, said 22,000 contractor positions at NASA and 2,500 jobs at …

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Senate Keeps Contractor, Civilian Cuts in Defense Bill

The Senate will keep proposed cuts to the Defense Department‘s contractor and civilian workforce in its version of the fiscal year 2013 defense bill. Federal News Radio reports the Senate voted 53-41 to strike down an amendment proposed by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) to lift the requirement on the Pentagon …

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