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Audit: Missed risk assessments could impact CBP's commercial trade processing system

The Automated Commercial Environment program is expected to collect and process data submitted by the international trade community, giving the federal government a better ability to assess risks of cargo coming into the country and facilitate smoother operations at U.S. ports.

DARPA announces winners for most accurate forecasts of infectious mosquito-spread virus

Thirty-eight teams from around the world participated in the competition to develop accurate predictions of the spread of the chikungunya virus from September 2014 to March 2015 across the Western Hemisphere.

Paper: 'Echo chambers' reinforce beliefs rather than challenge them in climate change debate

University of Maryland and National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center researchers say "echo chambers" are where like-minded individuals share information through social network structures and that might be influencing the climate change debate.

FEMA responded effectively to 2014 earthquake that hit northern California, DHS IG says

That Aug. 24, 2014, earthquake, which was the strongest in a quarter century, injured more than 280 people, destroyed 18 structures and damaged nearly 2,000 more.

Justice Department won't look to Supreme Court to lift order blocking Obama immigration action

Last year, the president announced he would offer deportation relief and three-year work permits to roughly 4 million undocumented immigrants, mostly parents who have lived in the country for at least five years and have children who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

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Locality pay for federal workers in 13 cities across the country will increase based on labor market conditions, Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Beth Cobert told members of the American Federation of Government Employees in a meeting last week.