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    Social Security Administration headquarters to get $150 million overhaul

    The Woodlawn headquarters of the Social Security Administration is set to receive a $150 million overhaul to remove dangerous lead paint and asbestos, rip out corroded plumbing and modernize the 10-story building for 21st-century technology. Extensive interior and external improvements are planned...

  • Aberdeen general named in anthrax investigation

    Aberdeen general named in anthrax investigation

    Army investigators on Friday blamed a one-star general who now works at Aberdeen Proving Ground and 11 other people for management failures they say contributed to the accidental shipment of live anthrax to labs around the globe over several years. Army investigators who reviewed Dugway Proving...

  • Fort Detrick restricting drone use

    Fort Detrick restricting drone use

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Fort Detrick is restricting drone use on the federal property. The Frederick News-Post reports all areas of the post are now no-fly zones for unmanned aircraft including drones and remote-controlled aircraft. The only exceptions to the no-fly zones are the post's single-family...

  • More 'postal support employees' have been attaining permanent status at U.S. Postal Service

    More 'postal support employees' have been attaining permanent status at U.S. Postal Service

    For Ashley Worthington, life as a Postal Service worker used to come with too much uncertainty. As a "postal support employee," she said she never knew when she'd work or how many hours. She never knew if her pay would cover her bills. To make ends meet, the single mother of three had to take a...

  • After federal move, paid parental leave programs starting to expand in U.S. cities

    After federal move, paid parental leave programs starting to expand in U.S. cities

    President Barack Obama signed an executive order in 2015 directing agencies to allow federal workers to take six weeks of paid leave to care for a newborn child and urged states and cities to follow suit. Progress has been slow, but momentum is building. Last week, New York became one of a handful...

  • Damage claims in JLENS balloon escape top $300,000

    Damage claims in JLENS balloon escape top $300,000

    The Army has received more than $300,000 in claims from a dozen people who say their property was damaged when one of the massive surveillance balloons anchored at Aberdeen Proving Ground escaped in October. The payout requests await review by Army officials, spokesman Dov Schwartz said. He did...

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    NORAD Santa tracker celebrates its 60th year

    In the 1950s, two phones sat on the desk of Air Force Col. Harry Shoup at Continental Air Defense Command operations center in Colorado: a black one for local calls, and a red one with a number that was top secret. If the red one rang, his daughter says, "it wasn't good news." That changed one...

  • Federal employees' financial worries lead to less charitable giving

    Federal employees' financial worries lead to less charitable giving

    As the year draws to a close, Linda Siegle is hoping her fellow federal workers are in the giving spirit. Siegle, who works for the Department of Defense in Maryland, volunteers her time to help lead the Combined Federal Campaign in the region. The Combined Federal Campaign is the federal government's...

  • APG radar balloons face major spending cut

    APG radar balloons face major spending cut

    Congressional leaders have agreed to cut funding to the troubled JLENS surveillance balloon program by three-quarters in the bipartisan budget agreement working its way through Congress. The legislation attributes the $30 million cut to a "test schedule delay" — a tidy way of describing the escape...

  • Lawmakers include FBI project in massive federal spending bill

    Lawmakers include FBI project in massive federal spending bill

    The $1.1 trillion budget bill that lawmakers are expected to approve this week includes hundreds of millions in new spending for Maryland — underscoring the influence Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is exerting in her final months in office. The measure, unveiled by congressional leaders early Wednesday,...

  • Federal workers a bit happier this year than last

    Federal workers a bit happier this year than last

    Job satisfaction among federal workers rose slightly last year for the first time in five years — a sign, advocates for the federal workforce say, that the government has started taking staff happiness more seriously. The Partnership for Public Service published the findings last week in its annual...

  • Four in five Americans fault federal government performance

    Four in five Americans fault federal government performance

    Republicans think the federal government should do less. Democrats think it should do more. But both agree it should be doing a lot better, according to a new poll. By strong majorities, Americans of both parties believe that the federal government does a poor or only fair job of running its programs,...

  • Defense Secretary tells military to open all combat jobs to women

    Defense Secretary tells military to open all combat jobs to women

    After three years of study and debate, Defense Secretary Ash Carter ordered the military Thursday to open all military jobs to women, removing the final barriers that kept women from serving in combat, including the most dangerous and grueling commando posts. His landmark decision rebuffed requests...

  • Rising sea levels pose threat to Fort McHenry, inspector general reports

    Rising sea levels pose threat to Fort McHenry, inspector general reports

    Dozens of national parks — including Fort McHenry in Baltimore — are threatened by rising sea levels, the Department of Interior's inspector general reports, presenting officials with "a major management and performance challenge" over the next century. As water levels rise at an increasing pace,...

  • NSA phone data program exposed by Edward Snowden expires Saturday

    NSA phone data program exposed by Edward Snowden expires Saturday

    The National Security Agency is scheduled to end its dragnet collection of data on phone calls that use domestic carriers Saturday night — the most significant change in U.S. intelligence-gathering since Edward Snowden revealed details of the agency's programs two years ago. Under the Patriot Act...

  • Former soldier convicted in Iraq Humvee accident drowns

    Former soldier convicted in Iraq Humvee accident drowns

    A former soldier from Dundalk who was convicted in the death of one his comrades in a Humvee crash during the early days of the Iraq War drowned this month while on a volunteer trip to Guatemala, his family said. Oscar L. Nelson III was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the 2003 death of...

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