Sponsor Content

How to Get the Most from Your Agency’s Modernization Efforts

These days, constituents expect government websites to offer the same speed, security and ease-of-use as any smartphone app.

Route Fifty

States Are Getting Close to Spending Down Federal Covid Aid

Two surveys of state and local officials find that states and local governments are using up the money, but that restrictions on how it can be spent have been problematic.

Route Fifty

OxyContin Manufacturer Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges in Opioid Lawsuit

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Iowa misspent $21 million in coronavirus relief funds, audit finds ... California city will launch a pilot program to guarantee income for some residents ... Georgia voters may not know who funded campaigns before casting ballots.

Route Fifty

Tulsa Unearths Human Remains in Search for Race Massacre Victims

This is the second time this year the city has dug for lost victims of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and the first time they’ve found something.

Sponsor Content

A High Cost of Poor Citizen Service

Of the 325 federal mobile apps currently available, only 5% of citizens actually use them and close to 60% of citizens would rather pick up the phone than deal with government websites.

Oversight

USPS Launched DeJoy's Changes Without Considering Impact, IG Says

Auditors confirm that reforms led to mail delays, fault Postal Service for poor communication.

Nextgov

‘For the First Time In Many Years,’ OPM Has a Plan To Fix Its Tech

The agency will need funding, a skilled staff, consistent leadership and more funding to successfully implement the CIO’s latest plan, according to the inspector general.

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Tech

The Vaccine News That Really Matters

Soon COVID-19 vaccine makers will release early data from large clinical trials, and the results could be ambiguous.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: Reducing Lobbyist and Corporate Influence

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss a letter from House Democrats to Senate leadership urging against lobbyists in the executive branch.

Oversight

U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Cases on Border Wall Funding, 'Remain in Mexico' Policy

The Migrant Protection Protocols program has been criticized for sending thousands of vulnerable asylum seekers to Mexican border states that have seen sustained violence.

Route Fifty

In One State, a Battle Over Publicly Naming Disciplined Police Officers

A state appeals court in New Jersey ruled that the attorney general does have the power to compel police departments to disclose the names of police officers who have been disciplined for misconduct.

Route Fifty

Local and State Governments Spent $9 Billion on Small Business Aid

As the economy cratered during the pandemic, local and state governments offered an important financial lifeline for small businesses, according to a new report.

Pay & Benefits

Lawmakers Seek to Increase Retiree COLA for Next Year to 3%

Legislation would set the annual increase in Social Security and federal retiree annuities at 3%, rather than the 1.3% increase currently slated for 2021, and would permanently increase adjustments in future years.

Route Fifty

Eleven States Join DOJ in Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Police in Colorado take off-road vehicles to homeless encampment to provide vaccines and Covid tests … Can city recoup cancelled RNC costs? … Colleges require flu shots.

Management

Public Administration Professors Decry Trump 'Weaponization' of Mismanagement

Open letter signed by more than 120 academics and former government officials accuses administration appointees of “routine and intentional administrative malpractice.”

Workforce

Coronavirus Roundup: GAO to Review Scientific Integrity at FDA and CDC; Trump Takes Aim at Fauci

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

Defense

Intelligence Experts Suspicious of DNI Ratcliffe On Laptop Story

The chief of the U.S. intelligence community appeared to pre-judge the conclusions of an active FBI investigation.