Government Ethics Office to Issue First-Ever Rule on Feds Accepting Donations for Legal Defense

OGE says the current approach "does not fully address" potential conflicts.

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Route Fifty

Southern, Western Counties Growing Fastest, Census Says arrowFour of the top 10 fastest-growing counties are in Texas, according to new ...

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FBI’s Facial Recognition Programs Under Fire Over Privacy, Accuracy Concerns arrowThe bureau has largely ignored the Government Accountability ...

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White House Taking its Artificial Intelligence Messaging International arrowThe Trump administration is making its voice heard across global ...

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Pay & Benefits

IRS Doesn't Fire Its Tax-Delinquent Employees as the Law Requires arrowAgency managers follow through on the requirement in only 7% of cases.

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Retirement Planning

Can You Count on Social Security? arrowLawmakers need to take action to ensure the system’s viability.

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OMB’s Unfinished Business on Improving Government Performance arrowThe White House budget office has implemented Government Accountability ...

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Brain Scans Help Shed Light On The PTSD Brain, But They Cannot Diagnose PTSD arrowThe brain can do a lot, but it is vulnerable, especially to ...

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How the IRS Gave Up Fighting Political Dark Money Groups arrowSix years after it was excoriated for allegedly targeting conservative ...

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As Governments Adopt Artificial Intelligence, There’s Little Oversight And Lots Of Danger arrowAI can help make government more efficient – ...

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Excellence in Government

Mission Matters: Why Your Agency Brand is Key to Recruiting Top Talent arrowGovernment employees tackle some of society’s most critical ...

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‘Conveyer Belt’ Justice: An Inside Look at Immigration Courts image description Where the cases pile up so relentlessly there’s barely time for consideration—or lunch. Read more

In Acquisition, Standing Still Is the Biggest Risk image description Urgent mission needs demand innovative procurement tools; fortunately, agencies have options. Read more

What You Need to Know About the Upcoming GPS Rollover image description The most important event you’ve never heard of is scheduled to take place on April 6. Read more

Why Feds Don’t Strike image description During the 35-day partial government shutdown, many wondered why workers didn’t just strike. Here’s an explainer. Read more


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Election Security Tested image description We’ve learned a lot about election security in the two years following the 2016 presidential election, and most of it is not confidence-instilling. U.S. voting systems, like any other electronic systems, have vulnerabilities. The midterms brought only false alarms, but securing elections is a marathon, not a sprint. In this ebook, we look at the issues that need continued attention.

Accelerated AI: Best Practices for Implementing AI in Government Agencies image description Today’s advancements in artificial intelligence are well known. AI has begun to seep into our everyday activities from how we commute to how we shop to how we watch television. But for government, the evolution of AI and the potential it provides hasn’t yet come to fruition.

2019 Outlook for Federal Management Priorities image description It’s been 40 years since the federal personnel system underwent significant reform. Like his recent predecessors, President Trump has a management agenda to modernize the federal workforce.

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