Officials have said the contractor that operates the ThriftLine greatly underestimated the influx of calls they would receive and didn’t have enough staff to handle demand.

GAO Will Investigate the Troubled TSP Recordkeeper Transition

Sponsor Content

Adopting Medical Cyber Systems to Keep Up

Cyber-attacks directed toward health care agencies can cause significant harm to institutions and the patients they serve.

Nextgov

FEC Approves Google’s Plan to Exempt Campaign Emails From Spam Filters

The pilot program stems in part from a March study that found Google filters were far more likely to mark right-wing campaign emails as spam than left-wing ones.

Tech

Agencies Are Still Wrangling Over Death Data

Information about deaths is a key part of administering programs like Social Security, but how data is collected and shared comes with questions.

Sponsor Content

Emerging Technology Survey Report

How are organizations utilizing Human Capital Management technologies in Human Resource Services.

Management

Coronavirus Roundup: An Update on the Contractor Vaccine Mandate

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s this week’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

Workforce

Floods, Park Closure Contribute to Decrease in Yellowstone National Park Visitors

Park officials expect to open roads to North Entrance and Northeast Entrance by mid-October

Oversight

Senate Chairman Presses for Details on Deleted Jan. 6 Texts

Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), chairman of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, wants officials to explain what they know about the deletion of texts potentially relevant to ongoing inquiries into the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection and why seemingly routine records management directives were ignored.

Management

Politicians Seek to Control Classroom Discussions about Slavery in the U.S.

Lawmakers are seeking to downplay the role that slavery played in the development of the United States, but history tells a different story.

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Defense

Faced with a Rise of Extremism within Its Ranks, the Military Has Clamped down on Racist Speech, Including Retweets and Likes

For civilians, free speech is protected by the First Amendment. Not so in the U.S. military, where the rise of political extremism has become a problem.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: IRS Hiring in the Big Climate Bill

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss the Inflation Reduction Act.

Pay & Benefits

Providing for Your Survivors

You have a range of options for guaranteeing a source of income for others in the event of your death.

Tech

Former CISA Chief Wants a New, Cross-Cutting New Agency to Lead Federal Cyber

Chris Krebs wants to establish a new agency to focus on privacy, data and cyber risks facing the U.S., or to pull the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency from under the Department of Homeland Security.

Oversight

The Inflation Reduction Act Promises Thousands of New Oil Leases. Drillers Might not Want Them.

The bigger question about Joe Manchin’s fossil fuel provisions is if they’ll succeed on the senator’s own terms.

Workforce

Survey: COVID Caution Is Plummeting

Despite knowing the risks of COVID-19, breakthrough infections, and long COVID, American adults are less and less likely to take precautions, a survey finds.

Defense

Fixing Army Recruiting: Take Care of the Soldiers and their Families

Rather than read the Army’s recent call-to-arms memo, service leaders should focus on the recent Military Family Support Survey.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: What Happens After The Mar-A-Lago FBI Search?

Federal employment attorney Dan Mayer joins the podcast to discuss records management and what feds need to know.

Nextgov

Cyber Threats Warrant a Government Reorganization, Former CISA Head Says

Inaugural CISA director Chris Krebs said the federal government should do more to respond to cybersecurity and data concerns.