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House Panel Schedules Postal Service Reform Bill Markup; Art Sackler Quoted

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The House Oversight and Reform Committee is set on Thursday to introduce reforms to the U.S. Postal Service. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., chairwoman of the House panel, and ranking member James Comer, R.-Ky., unveiled the final version of the 2021 Postal Service Reform Act on Tuesday. The Coalition for a 21st Century Postal Service supports the measure. 

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GAO Adds Small Business Emergency Loans, Drug Misuse to High-Risk List

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has added national initiatives to respond to, recover from and prevent drug misuse and emergency loans for small businesses to its “high-risk list” or areas in federal operations that require major reforms to reduce waste and address fraud, mismanagement and abuse. The addition of the two new areas to the 2021 list brings the total number of high-risk areas to 36. 

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Sean Ferris Named State OIG’s Acting Deputy Director for Data Analytics

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The State Department has appointed Sean Ferris, a neatly three-year department official, to serve as acting deputy director for data analytics within its Office of the Inspector General (OIG). Ferris is a management and program analyst at State Department's OIG, serving as strategic planning and risk management officer within its Office of Enterprise Risk Management.

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HHS Awards ECS $49M IDIQ to Deliver IAAI Solutions to Federal Agencies; George Wilson Quoted

ECS announced on Thursday that the company has received a potential five-year, $49 million contract vehicle to provide advanced Intelligent Automation/Artificial Intelligence (IAAI) solutions to customers across the federal government. 

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White House Details Exemptions to Federal Hiring Freeze

The White House has issued new guidance to provide federal agencies information on exemptions permitted under the hiring freeze on federal civilian positions and instructions on how agencies can ask for exemptions from the Office of Personnel Management. Positions that are exempted from the hiring freeze include military and federal …

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Report: 31% of Federal Agency Websites Missed HTTPS Migration Deadline

The General Services Administration‘s Pulse dashboard shows that 31 percent of federal agency websites did not meet the Office of Management and Budget‘s Dec. 31, 2016 deadline to migrate to the HTTPS communications protocol, FCW reported Tuesday. Chase Gunter writes a GSA spokesperson said most executive branch .gov domains have adopted HTTPS. OMB released a memorandum …

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USPS IG Survey: Residents Approve of Drone Delivery Concepts

An online survey from the U.S. Postal Service‘s inspector general indicates a majority of U.S. residents support the concept of drone-delivered packages than those who do not with an additional large group of respondents have yet to decide. USPS ‘ IG surveyed 1,465 U.S. residents that are aged 18 to 75 years old in efforts to determine public opinion on drone delivery, …

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White House Unveils Public, Private Efforts to Facilitate UAV Airspace Integration

The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy has announced several government and industry initiatives that seek to facilitate the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the National Airspace System. The White House said Tuesday the National Science Foundation will award $35 million in research funds over a five-year period to support research …

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