Social Security 'Overwhelmed' by Mail, Infuriating Customers Seeking Documents

Sponsor Content

Crisis-Enabled Procurement

How to Invigorate Procurement Processes during Emergencies

Nextgov

The White House Is Deciding Whether to Support a Bureau of Cyber Statistics

A key senator introduced a bill containing one of the more controversial recommendations of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission.

Route Fifty

What One City Hopes to Learn by Pausing Use of Facial Recognition Technology

A ban in Baltimore would restrict the city from purchasing facial recognition technology and temporarily restrict use by city agencies, residents and businesses (but not the police).

Nextgov

Senators Introduce Bill to Help Agencies Counter Deepfakes and Deceptive Media

The proposal would create a Department of Homeland Security-led task force to pinpoint technologies useful to trace content back to inception.

Sponsor Content

3 Ways Agencies Can Manage Their Data More Effectively

What can agencies do to manage their data effectively amid an ever-changing information landscape? Here, we offer a few recommendations.

Tech

GovExec Daily: Rebuilding Trust in Government by Improving Digital Customer Service

Former GSA CIO Casey Coleman joins the podcast to discuss a new report about digital engagement and government.

Management

Afghanistan’s COVID-19 Response Falters as U.S. Troops Withdraw

The Taliban is expanding into new territories as the U.S. and NATO leave, complicating the country’s Covid-19 response.

Management

Here’s Why the CDC Recommends Wearing Masks Indoors even if You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19

The CDC guidance applies to areas with high coronavirus transmission rates – which on the day of the announcement covered 63% of U.S. counties.

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Route Fifty

How the Infrastructure Proposal Would Fund Roads, Bridges and Public Transit

The proposal puts $150 billion in new funding toward surface transportation and transit, but won’t close the backlog in maintenance and capital costs.

Workforce

House Panel Advances Bill to Extend TSA Employees the Same Pay System and Workplace Protections as Other Feds

The Rights of the TSA Workforce Act would apply Title 5 protections and the General Schedule pay scale to employees at the Transportation Security Administration.

Nextgov

CISA Offers Vulnerability Disclosure Platform for Civilian Agencies

The platform will provide triage and administrative services while allowing CISA to monitor agencies’ progress resolving reports from security researchers.

Defense

Wildfires Are So Dangerous Now that the National Guard Prepares for Them Like Hurricanes

For West Coast units, there’s no wildfire season anymore. ‘It’s really a fire year now,’ top general says.

Defense

For US Troops, Getting COVID Vaccine Is Now a Matter of 'How and When'

President tells Pentagon to add COVID to list of required vaccinations. He also imposed requirements on federal employees and contractors who decline to get vaccinated.

Management

Immigration Prosecutors Were Told Not to Push for Deportation in Cases Like His. He Was Ordered Deported the Next Day.

Under a new Biden policy, more than 100,000 immigrants could have their cases dropped. But that discretion is left to individual prosecutors, and many are letting the deportation machine roll on.

Workforce

Discrimination against Mothers Mars Hiring

Workplaces still discriminate against mothers, a study finds. Another indicates that inflexibility about hours keeps moms out of jobs.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: Whistleblowing in the U.S.

The Government Accountability Project's Irvin McCullough joins the podcast to discuss National Whistleblower Day.