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Labor Dept: Pre-Sequestration Layoff Notices Not Required Under WARN Act

Federal law does not require federal contractors to notify employees of potential layoffs ahead of potential January budget cuts under sequestration, GovExec reports. Citing a Monday Labor Department notice, Tom Shoop reports those notices are not consistent with the 1988 Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification Act. That law, also known as …

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Iron Mountain: 85% of Federal Record Mgrs On Board With WH Initiative

Eighty-five percent of records managers support President Obama’s memorandum on records management and 83 percent believe it will succeed, according to an Iron Mountain survey. The Boston-based information management and consulting firm said it conducted the survey in anticipation of a July 31 directive expected to come from the White …

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GAO: ODNI Needs Better-Defined Clearance Policies

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence does not have clearly defined policies and procedures regarding security clearance requirements, according to a recent audit. A Government Accountability Office report dated July 12 found that even though 4.8 million federal government and contractor employees have received or were eligible for …

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Senate OKs Transportation Bill, Federal Transit Safety Oversight

The Senate voted 74-19 to approve a two-year transportation package that would allocate nearly $2 billion in funds for highway and transit projects in Virginia over the next two years. Sen. Mark Warner’s office announced Friday that the package also includes federal safety standards for transit systems nationwide. Warner said …

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115K Virginia Jobs At Stake From Sequestration, Report Claims

A Richmond, Va.-based trade group estimates that automatic defense budget cuts planned for 2013 will eliminate 115,000 jobs in Virginia, Virginia Business magazine reports. According to the report, the Virginia Manufacturers Association cited research from the National Association of Manufacturers that claims sequestration cuts would cost one million nationwide by …

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FAA, NASA To Share Commercial Space Travel Regulation Duties

The Federal Aviation Administration and NASA will work together on forming criteria for commercial space travel of both government and non-government astronauts, the agencies announced Monday. Under a signed agreement, NASA will handle all issues regarding crew safety and mission assurance and the FAA will focus on public safety by …

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Obama Signs Export-Import Bank Reauthorization, Lending To Rise

President Obama has signed legislation to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank and raise its lending authority in order to increase U.S. exports and jobs, Bloomberg reports. Obama signed the bill Wednesday following Senate approval through a 78-20 vote on May 25 and a 330-93 House vote on May 9. The measure raises the …

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Survey: Clearance Wait Times Down 30 Days In Past 2 Years

It only took four months for nearly half of many government and contracting professionals to complete the security clearance process, the Washington Business Journal reports. Over the last two years, the federal government cut the waiting time for most clearance applicants by 30 days, Jill Aitoro wrote, quoting a survey …

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