Court Delivers Blow to Federal Unions Fighting Trump’s Workforce Orders

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The Pentagon Releases Its 5-Year Digital Modernization Strategy 

Officials outlined plans to drive innovation, streamline IT acquisitions and build a more agile and resilient cyber posture.

Route Fifty

Why Local Governments Are Considering Balloon Release Bans

Releasing balloons is tantamount to littering, according to one Maryland elected official.

Defense

Sen. Warren Spars with Defense Secretary Nominee Over His Lobbyist Work

The Democratic presidential candidate said that Mark Esper, who has declined to recuse himself from Raytheon-related decisions, should not lead the Pentagon.

Workforce

Interior Announces Plan to Move Bureau's Headquarters, and Some Employees, West

Administration says the moves will better position employees to manage lands, though critics warn of resulting staff cuts.

Management

Three Questions to Keep Yourself From Losing Your Cool

I’ve learned to take my rant offline rather than saying or doing something I’m going to regret later.

Nextgov

Trump Nominates Acting CMO To Be Third In Line at Pentagon

Lisa Hershman has been nominated to officially take over the role after more than seven months as acting chief management officer.

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A Border Patrol Agent Reveals What It’s Really Like to Guard Migrant Children

With the agency under fire for holding children in deplorable conditions and over racist and misogynistic Facebook posts, one agent speaks about what it’s like to do his job. “Somewhere down the line people just accepted what’s going on as normal.”

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Defense

Inside the Pentagon’s Game of Musical Chairs

Richard V. Spencer is the year’s third acting defense secretary — but there are a lot more moving pieces than that.

Oversight

Play of the Day: Another Eventful Twitter Day With the President

Donald Trump told four members of Congress to "go back…from which they came."

Defense

Report Shows Wide Variation in Financial Management Across Defense Agencies

Military branches were among the worst-performing entities on the department’s first comprehensive audit, analysis finds. 

Tech

Young Americans Deserve a 21st-century Moonshot to Mars

Americans need a new multi-decade Moonshot that will inspire several generations to shoot for the stars and pursue careers in space engineering and exploration.

Pay & Benefits

Trump Administration Calls for Fewer Performance Awards, Stricter Rating System for Feds

Only civil servants who deliver what the "American public should be able to expect" should get bonuses, OPM says.

Nextgov

GSA Announces New Deputy Chief of Staff

LaFondra Lynch, chief of staff for GSA’s Public Buildings Service, took the position July 8.

Tech

The Moment That Made Neil Armstrong’s Heart Rate Spike

Real-time data from the Apollo 11 astronauts, carefully monitored by Mission Control, capture the frenzied maneuvers that put men on the moon.

Route Fifty

Local Officials Want Feds to Scrap Policy Blocking People in Jail From Medicaid

A federal law can lead to breaks in health care benefits for those awaiting trial. Counties and sheriffs plan to lobby for this to be changed.

Pay & Benefits

Salary Council Recommends Locality Pay Area Changes

The advisory body found that federal workers earn on average 31% less than their counterparts outside government, but the methodology is highly disputed.

Management

Rebuilding Government’s Human Capital Should be a Priority

Too often, the argument for reform is vague or the benefits unclear; on balance employees expect to lose.

Management

Analysis: It’s a Precarious Time for Any Official in Trump’s Orbit

Alexander Acosta’s exit gratifies those who wanted him gone for his role in the Epstein plea deal. But the president’s advisers fear how more turnover reflects broader turmoil within the administration.