OPM Quietly Abandons Proposed Merger with GSA

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The State of DoD Cloud

While the Department of Defense (DoD) seems to have magnified its cloud appeal, what do the very employees who witness agency technological transformation think?

Route Fifty

In One Western State, Warnings of Strain on Hospitals as Virus Surges

“We cannot continue to argue that health care will do just fine regardless of the demand. That is not true,” says one doctor.

Nextgov

Self-Driving Shuttles Are Set to Be Deployed at Yellowstone National Park in 2021

The National Park Service is exploring emerging, autonomous technologies through a new pilot program that the public can opt to participate in.

Route Fifty

The Ballot Measures to Watch: Marijuana, Gig Workers, Ranked Choice Voting, and More

Voters in 32 states are considering 120 statewide ballot measures ranging on topics from affirmative action to income taxes.

Oversight

Why There’s so Much Legal Uncertainty about Resolving a Disputed Presidential Election

Federal election law is riddled with uncertainties. And that's not a good situation for the country if it finds itself in the middle of a contested election.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: The Backlash to the Schedule F Order

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss the lawsuit and House bill reacting to the Trump executive order.

Workforce

Federal Employees Meet to Discuss How They Can Push Back if Trump Refuses to Leave Office

Sick outs and foot dragging highlight tactics employees could consider if Trump blocks a peaceful transition after losing the election.

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Route Fifty

What’s at Stake for Local Governments in the Presidential Election

President Trump has publicly feuded with Democratic city leaders, but receives higher marks from many county officials and some Republican mayors. Former Vice President Joe Biden pledges local leaders of all political stripes will get his support.

Route Fifty

Maryland Receives $300,000 Grant to Investigate Lynchings

The Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission received a $300,000 federal grant for their work that will “research and address the legacy of unsolved lynchings” in the state.

Management

FBI Association Says Director Wray Should Not Be Replaced Until His Term Is Up

The group that represents active and retired special agents sent letters to President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden making the case for continuity after the presidential election. 

Management

Why Merit Matters

Governance isn’t a solo act and it won’t work well if we don’t trust the experts who are giving us advice. 

Nextgov

GSA Preparing Switch to eSignature for Multiple Award Schedule Offers and Modifications

Contract holders will also see new security measures being implemented in the near future for eOffer and eMod.

Oversight

Top FEC Official’s Undisclosed Ties to Trump Raise Concerns Over Agency Neutrality

A top Federal Election Commission official, whose division regulates campaign cash, has shown support for President Trump and has close ties to his 2016 campaign attorney, Don McGahn. Experts said the actions raise questions about impartiality.

Defense

No Need To Federalize State's National Guards, Leaders Say

“I cannot think of any scenario where we would recommend or ask for being federalized,” Tennessee’s adjutant general told reporters.

Management

The Transition Is (Mostly) Safe From Trump

However resolved an outgoing president might be to thwart a smooth transition, much of the process lies entirely outside his control.

Management

GovExec Daily: Transition Planning as Election Day Approaches

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss how the some agencies and the campaigns are preparing for a new administration or a second Trump term.