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Biden has increased diversity of senior agency executive hires, federal reporter says

The Biden administration is hiring senior agency executives at the fastest rate in decades, with at least 319 during the president’s first three months in office. Daniel Lippman, reporter for Politico, said at least 30% of the Senior Executive Service (leaders in top government positions) are racial minorities and about half are women, both increases […]


Stimulus bill includes more paid leave funding for federal workers

The latest $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill includes $1 billion for the Technology Modernization Fund. The Senate voted on the bill’s amendments over the weekend. After an all-night voting session on amendments, the Senate passed the bill Sat. morning, agreeing to provide $300 per week of federal unemployment benefits through Sept. 6, with tax relief […]


The biggest cybersecurity stories of 2019

Greg Otto, Editor-in-Chief of CyberScoop and Tim Starks, cybersecurity reporter at Politico examine the top cybersecurity stories of the year, and how they’ll inform decision-making next year.


What to watch in the FY2020 spending bills

Caitlin Emma, budget and appropriations reporter at Politico and Jack Fitzpatrick, congressional reporter at Bloomberg Government, detail what the final versions of the FY20 spending bills look like, and some surprising contents within.

The Pentagon Beat

The Pentagon Beat – March 27, 2019

Jacqueline Klimas, defense reporter at Politico, and Oriana Pawlyk, reporter at discuss the nomination of Gen. John Raymond to lead U.S Space Command.

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House moves to keep government open ahead of funding deadline

Sarah Ferris, budget and appropriations reporter at Politico, discusses what the next few weeks will hold for budget negotiations, and the possibility of a shutdown happening on December 21.

Jacqueline Klimas

Pentagon’s formal Space Force proposal due to OMB Dec. 1

Jacqueline Klimas, national security reporter at Politico, discusses what a Democratic House means for the Space Force proposal, and what’s next for the NASA InSight Mars lander.

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