Interior Secretary David Bernhardt pushed to move the Bureau of Land Management headquarters to Western Colorado.

Interior Department Delivers Hundreds of Relocation Notices to Employees

Sponsor Content

How Agencies Can Modernize Without Disruption

To better serve citizens, agencies must work to implement new technologies while at the same time improving security and operational reliability.

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Boomer and Millennial Public Workers Agree Pensions are a Plus

No matter their age, most state and local government employees in a recent survey said retirement benefits are a big factor in why they stay at their jobs.

Nextgov

Users Had to Wait a Little Longer for GSA’s FedBizOpps Replacement

FedBizOpps migrated to SAM.gov Contract Opportunities over the weekend but a slow site and data migration issues made for some disgruntled users.

Route Fifty

Senator Urges Cybersecurity Review of Mobile Voting App

West Virginia and local governments in Colorado, Utah and Oregon have all piloted mobile voting applications developed by Voatz.

Sponsor Content

Build vs. Buy? Field Insights on Speed, Deployment, Scalability, and Savings in the Data Center

IT teams in government agencies have a lot of priorities to juggle. The pressure is on to make progress across the board, often under still-limited IT budgets. How best to move forward?

Nextgov

Supply Chain Security Requires Acquisition Reform, Security Experts Say

To secure the government’s IT ecosystem, agencies must better understand their tech, the vendors who built it, and those companies’ suppliers.

Nextgov

Report: Government Needs Investment, Cooperation on AI

A report commissioned by industry and government AI leaders highlights national security challenges around artificial intelligence.

Route Fifty

A Mayor Went on a Police Ride-Along. What He Learned Changed How His City Looks at Mental Health

Fishers, Indiana established a city-wide mental health task force to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. Five years in, officials say the results are real.

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The New First Responder Crisis: Not Enough Dispatchers

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Management

When Government Does Not Work: A Primer

A new book chronicles the Trump administration’s efforts to upend the U.S. immigration system.

Oversight

Election Commission Needs More Authority In Face of 2020 Threats, Report Finds

“The federal government regulates colored pencils . . . more strictly than it does America’s election infrastructure,” the nonpartisan Brennan Center notes.

Route Fifty

Federal Recommendation for State Bike Helmet Laws Elicits Pushback

Cycling advocates and some city officials are bristling at the idea of requiring people to don helmets when they ride.

Route Fifty

In the One State that Tested the Census, Concerns About Reaching Hard-to-Count Residents

The census deployed the only end-to-end test for the 2020 census in Rhode Island. But it didn’t assess efforts to reach communities of people who could be hesitant to participate, something local leaders are now trying to figure out.

Nextgov

China Said It’s Developing 6G. What Does That Mean?

While most mobile users operate on 4G, the country announced two working groups focused on advancing 6G.

Management

Two of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry's Political Supporters Won 'Potentially Lucrative' Ukraine Energy Deal, Report Says

The Associated Press reports that the oil and gas exploration contract was awarded after Perry recommended one of his backers as an energy adviser to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Route Fifty

A City Could Wipe Away 55,000 Old Warrants

More than 44,000 people in New Orleans have warrants for traffic violations and what advocates call “crimes of poverty.” City leaders say the system needs to be overhauled.

Management

Bernie Sanders Announces Plans to Break Up Homeland Security Dept. and Expand VA

DHS is an aimless "bureaucratic behemoth," Sanders says, while VA is on a path toward privatization.

Nextgov

Don’t Rush Quantum-Proof Encryption, Warns NSA Research Director 

Quantum computers could crack the codes that secure the world’s digital information but racing to a solution could create more threats, according to Dr. Deborah Frincke.

Pay & Benefits

Federal Retirement Applications, Processing Both Down in October

The backlog of pending requests crept to nearly 18,000 last month, although the number of applications is significantly down from the same period in 2018.

Management

Leading and Succeeding Where Organizational Boundaries Are Unclear

These are the gray zones—visible an irritating to all—where authority and responsibility are muddled.