NASA, like other federal agencies, uses annual performance appraisals to determine who gets step increases, performance bonuses and promotions.

A 9-Year-Old Case Alleging Discrimination by NASA Can Finally Proceed

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The Road to a Secure Future

How agencies can take steps now to prevent the next cyber attack.

Tech

New Report Shows Significant Improvement in Consumer Cyber Hygiene

Senior administration officials and cybersecurity leaders marking Cybersecurity Awareness Month weighed in on a consumer survey examining how behaviors have changed over the last three years.

Management

Puerto Rico Storm Victims Report Waits of Over 5 Hours on Calls to FEMA

Long hold times contacting the Federal Emergency Management Agency are just one challenge emerging as the nation responds to Hurricane Fiona, which swamped the commonwealth last month, along with Hurricane Ian’s devastating hit to Florida.

Management

The White House Has Raised Contract Spending Goals for Small, Disadvantaged Businesses

The Office of Management and Budget is directing agencies to award at least 12% of all federal contracting dollars to small disadvantaged businesses in fiscal 2023.

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Federal Guide to Cloud Security Essentials

As agencies move to secure cloud and adopt a Zero Trust approach, they must rethink their approach to cloud and security.

Pay & Benefits

Union Chief Slams ‘Remarkably High’ Increase in Health Care Premiums

AFGE President Everett Kelly forecasts higher premiums may worsen the “widespread staffing crises.”

Defense

DISA’s Sweeping New Plan Takes Aim at Data Silos, Mistagged Info

The Pentagon’s IT agency has policy and culture ideas to encourage freer, more secure info-sharing.

Management

GovExec Daily: The Role of SBOMs in Software Contracting

FCW's Chris Riotta joins the podcast to discuss software bills of materials.

Oversight

Federal Watchdogs Recognized for Their Outstanding Accomplishments

The Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency hosted its 25th annual awards ceremony on Tuesday.

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Workforce

Supreme Court Takes Up Case Challenging FLRA's Long-Settled Jurisdiction Over National Guard Civilians

If the court’s conservative majority throws out the long-standing precedent that state national guards must comply with federal sector labor law, more than 20,000 employees could lose their collective bargaining rights.

Oversight

Watchdog Again Pushes GSA to End Contracting Pilot Program

The agency’s inspector general found the Transaction Data Reporting program does not guarantee agencies are getting the lowest contract price alternative.

Management

National Cybersecurity Review Begins for All Levels of Government

Answering the survey—based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s cybersecurity framework—is mandatory for certain grant recipients.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Feds Will Pay More Toward Health Care Premiums This Coming Year

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss Federal Employees Health Benefits Program premiums.

Pay & Benefits

More than 100 Lawmakers Urge the Biden Administration To Extend Public Service Loan Forgiveness Waivers

Although the Education Department has proposed regulations to make permanent many provisions of a temporary waiver program aimed at making the popular program easier to navigate, those rules won’t take effect until next year.

Oversight

The Pandemic Watchdog is Looking for More Time, Money and Authority

The office is floating a draft bill that would keep it open an additional five years, provide more consistent funding and expand the special IG’s jurisdiction.

Management

Unstable Ground

How thawing permafrost threatens a Biden-supported plan to drill in Alaska's Arctic.

Pay & Benefits

TSP Funds Continue To Fall in September

Nearly all of the funds in the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement savings plan remained in negative territory last month.

Defense

Judge Finds Sailor Not Guilty in Fire That Destroyed $1.2 Billion Navy Ship

Even though a separate Navy review found that 34 people, including five admirals, contributed to or directly led to the loss of the USS Bonhomme Richard, Ryan Mays is the only person to have faced a court-martial.

Workforce

Can Coworkers Prevent ‘Quiet Quitting’?

"...it is clear that companies can benefit significantly when employees go above and beyond what's required of them."

Management

USPS Is Delivering Ballots Faster in 2022

The Postal Service could improve its tracking, IG says, though the mailing agency has implemented many reforms to improve performance.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Solving the Climate Finance Problem

Columbia professor Bruce Usher joins the podcast to discuss the ways to remove friction from financing green solutions.