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Flash Poll: Measuring Cloud and AI Maturation

Are government agencies navigating cloud and AI progress to the strategic level? Government Business Council (GBC) polled more than 150 government employees to find out more.

Nextgov

CDC Needs Better Tools To Track Sickness, Symptoms In Wake Of Nuclear Disasters

If a nuclear device detonated, the resource CDC wants would support state and local health departments’ ability to respond.

Nextgov

IG: NOAA, NASA Launched Next-Gen Satellite With Known Issues, Scrubbed Performance Metrics from Contract

The main instrument of the GOES-R next-generation satellite constellation wasn’t working before launch but officials sent it into space anyway.

Defense

General’s Sexual Assault Accuser Was Deemed a ‘Toxic, Self-Centered Abuser,’ New Docs Reveal

Hundreds of previously unseen pages of two investigations paint Army Col. Kathryn Spletstoser as an abusive coworker with motive for revenge against Gen. John Hyten.

Oversight

Play of the Day: Joe Biden Gets a Key Early Endorsement

Dick Swett, a former New Hampshire Democratic representative, put his weight behind the former vice president.

Tech

A Cyberattack Could Wreak Destruction Comparable to a Nuclear Weapon

Nuclear threats are serious – but officials, the media and the public keep a close eye on them. There's less attention to the dangers of cyberattacks, which could cripple key utilities.

Route Fifty

Congestion Pricing Not Just for Big Cities, Report Says

A new report by the National League of Cities recommends small cities could use congestion pricing plans to prevent being overwhelmed by traffic as they grow.

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Management

New Lawsuit Argues Impasses Panel's Recent Decisions Are Illegitimate

Union argues the Federal Service Impasses Panel must have all seven members in order to issue decisions, and that panel appointees must be confirmed by the Senate.

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Route Fifty

State Rules 'Polygamy Porter' Unsuitable for Sale

North Carolina's alcohol board refused to allow the beer to be sold in the state because its label depicts polygamy, an illegal act.

Management

Another Union Sues to Block Trump Workforce Orders

Although an injunction against the executive orders could soon be lifted, a federal lawsuit brought by a union representing Veterans Affairs employees in New York could prolong the Trump administration’s efforts to curtail collective bargaining activities.

Defense

Defense Could Do More to Curb Errors in Travel Payments, Watchdog Finds

Department is not doing a good job of tracking progress on its plan to reduce mistakes, GAO said. 

Nextgov

It’s Official: Defense Department Will Use Other Agencies’ Cloud Security Assessments

The department’s IT office issued a provisional rule to accept other agencies’ FedRAMP ATOs without the need for written approval.

Nextgov

VA Seeks Staff to Use 3D Printing to Personalize Care for Patients

The agency is actively engaging stakeholders to create new opportunities for training and innovation.

Workforce

'Dirtbag,' 'Savages,' 'Subhuman': A Border Agent’s Hateful Career and the Crime That Finally Ended It

Border Patrol agent Matthew Bowen had been investigated for years before he used his 4,000-pound truck to assault a fleeing migrant.

Tech

Air Force Tests Contraption That Can Turn Any Plane Into a Robot Plane

Scientists say new ROBOpilot completed a two-hour test flight, essentially turning a manned plane into a drone.

Oversight

Play of the Day: The President And The Economy

After stock market losses, Donald Trump tweeted that the "consumers are in the best shape ever."

Oversight

State Dept. IG: Appointees Retaliated Against Career Feds Over Perceived ‘Disloyalty’

Watchdog found multiple instances where career employees were retaliated against, or denied promotions, because of a perception that they were “Obama holdovers.”

Route Fifty

This State Official Would Like You to Mail Her Your Ticks

Patti Casey, an environmental surveillance program manager for the state of Vermont, oversees three tick-monitoring programs, including one where she collects ticks by mail from residents.