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States Ascend Into the Cloud

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States increasingly are dropping their caution and embracing cloud computing. What’s driving the move to the cloud?

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How Micropolitan Communities Are Punching Above Their Weight Class

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In a guest post, Marquette, Mich., City Manager William Vajda discusses the increasing strength of successful smaller cities and towns.

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Presidential Speeches Were Once College-Level Rhetoric—Now They're for Sixth-Graders

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Are the presidents dumbing down? Or are their speechwriters smartening up?

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Are You Driving Yourself Insane?

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The choice that saved Husamettin's life.

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Are NIH Budget Cuts Really to Blame for the Spread of Ebola?

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Funding for the research agency has remained fairly steady over the last 10 years.

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VA contracting official Susan Taylor resigns amid agency’s attempt to fire her

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A top Department of Veterans Affairs contracting officer who allegedly steered work to a Virginia firm resigned Tuesday, eight days after the agency announced that it had begun the process of firing

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Iowa’s Speed Camera Legal Debate; Louisiana’s Ugly Toxic List

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Also in our State & Local roundup: Seattle and Tacoma port officials put aside rivalries and join forces.

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How a Revamped Website Is Giving a New Jersey Township a New Digital Identity

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Watch how Franklin Township used its online redesign to unify communities that span 46 square miles.

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IG clears VA clinic of foul play in rescheduling dead Marine’s appointment

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An inspector general has cleared the Department of Veteran Affairs’ medical clinic in Minneapolis of foul play in the case of a 25-year-old ex-Marine whose neurology appointment was mysteriou

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Cities Are Eliminating the Healthcare Benefits Once Promised to Retirees

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Can Obamacare fill in the gaps?

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Bay Area Cities Are 'Overdue' for a Massive Earthquake

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Faults have stored up more than enough energy for a disaster, according to new research.

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Join a Gym or Get Your Hair Done, Sometimes on Uncle Sam’s Plastic

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House Members seek improved enforcement of Government Charge Card Abuse Act.

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Snowden's Closest Confidant Reveals What It Was Like Spilling the NSA's Secrets

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“We knew we were going to piss off the most powerful people in the world," Laura Poitras told National Journal.

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Feds would face tougher time if GOP wins Senate

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Republicans have a good chance to win the Senate on Nov. 4. No one expects them to lose the House.

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Competitor to Troubled Background Check Contractor Retains Hope on Bid Protest

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GAO to decide by Oct. 20 whether USIS can keep Homeland Security field office work.

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Defense Civilians Are Losing Faith in Senior Management

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Employees view their immediate supervisors much more positively, latest survey shows.

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A Double Dose of Luck for the Park Service

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Two gifts help the agency maintain the onetime home of the Custis and Lee families overlooking Arlington Cemetery.

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Play of the Day: The Cost of Midterm Madness

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Both parties are adept at raising money.

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Why the White House Won't Admit Obama Is a Drag for Democrats

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The president enjoys campaigning, but he's not welcome in many close races this year. He's in a similar predicament to President Bush in 2006, when Republicans lost control of Congress.

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Why Isn’t Performance Information Being Used?

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Peeling back the layers of organizational culture.

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Morale drops among Defense Department’s civilian workers

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Civilian defense employees have grown increasingly dissatisfied with their jobs, and many wouldn’t recommend their organization as a good place to work, according to the federal government&#8217

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New Texas Ebola Case Fuels Concerns About Care Guidelines

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Budget cuts derailed progress on vaccine, NIH chief says.

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Edward Snowden: Supreme Court Will Strike Down NSA Spying Programs

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The former NSA contractor also warned that Apple and Google’s new privacy protections on their mobile devices are not impenetrable.

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How Governments Use War Games to Prevent Future Catastrophes

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Treasury secretary Jack Lew, his British counterpart George Osborne and the heads of both central banks will take part in a simulation Monday.

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Dallas County’s Top Official: New Ebola Case Doesn’t Change ‘Basic Premise of Science’

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Clay Jenkins tries to calm nerves and without protective gear enters the apartment where the Ebola-stricken Liberian man had stayed.

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State Department ends transgender exclusion from health plan

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The State Department, which has been on the leading edge of policies affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender federal employees, is eliminating the “transgender exclusion” from the agency

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Review board puts hold on firing of Army police whistleblower

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After an Army civilian police officer disclosed that other officers were receiving unearned pay, the whistleblowing cop got a big payback: The Army tried to fire him. The U.S.

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NIH director: Ebola vaccine could be ready by now if not for budget austerity

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Federal budget austerity slowed the development of vaccines and therapies for the deadly Ebola virus that has ravaged West Africa, killed one man in Dallas and infected a health-care worker in Tex

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California Health Exchange’s No-Bid Contracts; Tulsa’s Portland Field Trip

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Also in our Local & State weekend roundup: St. Pete’s climate worries and Missouri’s solar foothold.

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Here’s What Will Happen If You Refuse an Ebola Screening at an American Airport

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Expect quarantine.

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Courts Weigh In on Restrictive State Voting Laws

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Statutes in Wisconsin and Texas were blocked, while other limits in North Carolina were upheld.

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Obama's Gitmo Provocation?

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Shuttering the terrorist detention center despite an explicit congressional ban would be the president's boldest move yet.

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The Simple Solution to Hiring Tech-Savvy Talent That Agencies Might be Overlooking

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OPM says agencies could be underutilizing authority to boost pay for highly-qualified STEM workers

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Far Fewer Unaccompanied Minors Are Now Crossing the U.S. Border

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That doesn't mean the crisis is over.

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Why the White House Is Using Emoji

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In a report about the status of the nation's millennial population, Washington relied heavily on emojis and graphics, abandoning words almost altogether.

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Do I Ever Get Overworked and Overwhelmed?

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It’s not a real, tangible thing; it’s a mental and physical response.

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Boehner to Dems: Let's Hear Your Position on Guantanamo

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"While Republicans stand united against this ploy, each and every Democrat should make their position known," Boehner said Friday.

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The High Cost of Federal Workforce Depression

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The Secret Service's problem isn't morals, it's morale.

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VA earns certification for whistleblower protection after retaliation complaints

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The Veterans Affairs Department this week earned certification for whistleblower protection in a sign that the agency is correcting widespread problems with retaliation against employees who repor

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Union Urges Protection for Federal Workers at Possible Risk for Ebola Exposure

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TSA chief assures employees that current safety precautions in place are sufficient.

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DHS morale problems grow worse during Secretary Johnson’s brief tenure

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As Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson grapples with the Secret Service scandal and evolving terrorist threats.

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Chicken plant probed after USDA inspector’s death must pay fines

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A New York chicken plant has been ordered to pay $27,100 in federal fines for failing to properly warn and train employees about the dangers of working with toxic chemicals used to clean the facility

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Photos: How the Government Is Confronting the Ebola Outbreak

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USAID, CDC and Defense are among the agencies collaborating to contain the disease's advance.

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Why New Ideas Fail

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People think they like creativity. But teachers, scientists, and executives are biased against new ways of thinking.

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Detroit's Wheelchair Ramp Requirements; Knoxville's Waste Thefts

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Also in our State & Local roundup: Stories from Nevada, Maine and Minnesota ...

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A Pro-Government Republican Emerges in Deep-Red Idaho

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Merrill Beyeler is running for a seat in the Idaho House.

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The CDC Is Carefully Controlling How Scared You Are About Ebola

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The Obama administration tries to strike a balance between vigilance and fear.

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Journalists Should Stop Exalting Loyalty Among Elites

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Former cabinet secretaries owe allegiance to the American public and the truth, not the presidents who appointed them.

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6 Legit Ways to Move More During Work

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How to avoid death by sitting.

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U.S. scrapped $486 million aircraft fleet that taxpayers bought for Afghanistan

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The Defense Department destroyed nearly half a billion dollars worth of defective Italian aircraft that U.S.

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