White House Cracks Down on Unions with Executive Orders

President Trump issued a series of executive orders Friday that would streamline firing and could gut federal employee unions’ ability to represent workers.

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Route Fifty

How Exposed Is Your State to Trade Tensions? arrowMore than a dozen states have above-average international trade exposure, per a new Moody’s ...


Big Changes Ahead for VA After Flurry of Action on Capitol Hill arrowThe VA Mission Act will overhaul the department and create new ...


GSA Wants to Help Your Agency Cash in on the Technology Modernization Fund arrowAn upcoming workshop will teach feds how best to pitch ...


OPM Wants to Make it Easier to Hire for Tech Jobs arrowOfficials will solicit info from agencies on a potential governmentwide direct hire ...


Veterans IT Office Wants Support Through Transformation Process arrowThe offices focused on the department’s IT infrastructure are looking for ...


Agencies Met Small Business Contracting Goals for Fifth Year Running arrowFederal agencies awarded 24 percent of their contracts to qualified ...

Hatch Act

Postal Service Suspends Two Workers Over 2016 Campaign Activities arrowAlthough they backed different candidates, both were found to have ...

Trust In Government

Analysis: The Chilling Effect of Trump’s War on the FBI arrowAs the president ramps up his attacks on the law-enforcement and intelligence ...

National Security

Let’s Talk about Food—and What Happens In a Crisis arrowSweden is telling its citizens to be ready to feed themselves for a week. Other ...


U.S. Forces in South Korea: A Seven-Decade Commitment arrowSince the Korean War, U.S. troops have helped South Korea with military training ...

Excellence in Government

The Future of Civic Engagement arrowThe precipitous drop in public trust in government over the past decade has been unsettling, but engaging ...


Science in the Age of Trump image description Key federal vacancies and policies dismissing climate change worry many in the field. Read more

How Well Are Federal Employees Really Paid? image description The facts are out there, however, it remains a perennial mystery in Washington. Read more

Managing Your Career in the Trump Era image description Do you feel like you are making a difference or are you just trying to survive? Read more


To Innovate, Government needs to take advantage of AI image description There is no doubt — artificial intelligence (AI) is the future. Through significant investments in tools such as machine learning and deep learning, commercial sector organizations are leading the way in discovering what is possible with AI.

Data-Driven Readiness: Using Advanced Analytics to Balance Performance with Costs image description Defense organizations have long sought to take full advantage of one of their most valuable resources – the vast amount of data they collect day in and day out. This data can support more insightful, forward-looking decisions about readiness, logistics, manpower, costs, and a host of other critical defense concerns.

Flash Poll: The AI Advantage image description New advancements in the field of machine learning are enabling organizations to process — and make use of — massive amounts of data like never before. A new poll by Government Business Council (GBC) invites federal employees to weigh in on the debate, asking them whether AI can advance mission effectiveness.

The Future of Government Wireless Networks image description Today’s federal IT networks are at a crossroads. For too long, government networks have been locked into old technology and have not had the budget to innovate. Former Federal CIO Tony Scott memorably described the condition in 2016 as “insanity at scale.” Current systems are delivering a poor experience – for both end users and IT teams – that prevent technology from enabling the mission as it should.

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