President-elect Joe Biden speaks about the COVID-19 pandemic during an event at The Queen theater on Thursday in Wilmington, Del.

Biden COVID-Relief Plan Offers More Leave for Frontline Feds

Sponsor Content

Business Continuity and the New Imperative for Digital Government

As governments look to reboot their local economies in response to the COVID-19 crisis, there is a resurgence of interest in modernizing business continuity infrastructure, policies and practices. Here’s how state and local governments are rising to the challenge.

Management

GovExec Daily: Federal Land Management During Trump's Term

Bloomberg Government's Kellie Lunney joins the show to discuss the outgoing president's public lands legacy.

Management

Acting SecDef Defends Capitol Reaction, Says DoD Is Prepared for Next Week

Defense Department “absolutely” concerned about domestic terrorism next week but feels bureaucratic issues that delayed national guard are resolved.

Route Fifty

State IT Officials Will Push for New Federal Grants to Help With Tech Upgrades

The group that represents chief information officers says the pandemic has highlighted how unemployment systems and other state and local technology need to be modernized.

Sponsor Content

GBC Flash Poll: Digitizing Governance

The sudden closure of government offices due to the COVID-19 pandemic threw into sharp relief the need for remote solutions -- including the digital signature.

Management

GSA Administrator Resigns

Emily Murphy was widely criticized for delaying the presidential transition. The agency also came under fire Friday for impeding the IG’s pandemic response investigations.

Route Fifty

'The Internet Has Made Us Dumber,' and Other Lessons Government Officials Learned in 2020

State and local officials weigh in on what they're taking from—and leaving behind in—the dumpster fire that was last year.

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Defense

Roper Makes His Pitch To Biden Team: ‘I Want to Be Part of the China Fight’

The Air Force acquisition chief says he keeps politics out of his work at the Pentagon — and that the U.S. will lose against China without agility.

Defense

Viewpoint: Pentagon Won’t Throw Traditional Farewell Ceremony for Trump

It’s a shame, and a missed opportunity — not despite recent events but because of them.

Management

Health Workers Unions See Surge in Interest Amid COVID

Many front-line health workers who have faced a perpetual lack of PPE and inconsistent safety measures believe the government and their employers have failed to protect them from COVID-19.

Management

GovExec Daily: How Biden Can Make Government Work Better

Peter H. Schuck joins the podcast to discuss how the president-elect can realign government to meet more people's needs.

Route Fifty

Biden Calls for $350 Billion in State and Local Aid as Part of Massive Stimulus

The president-elect released details on Thursday for a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.

Management

What to do Between Nomination and Confirmation: Insights for Political Appointees

Interviews with dozens of previous officeholders offer guidance for handling what can be a very difficult period.

Management

Bipartisan Bill Would Block Schedule F, Similar Future Efforts

The Preventing a Patronage System Act would require congressional action before transferring competitive service employees to a new job classification.

Oversight

Turning On Your Benefits

The art of timing when you begin drawing on your various sources of income is key to ensuring a comfortable retirement.

Nextgov

DOD Launches ‘Speed Dating App’ Connecting Vetted Capital With Tech Companies

The digital marketplace for the Defense Department’s Trusted Capital initiative went live shortly before the holidays.

Oversight

Trump’s D.C. Hotel Under Renewed Scrutiny 

The Capitol riots, Trump’s second impeachment and the upcoming change in administrations raise new questions about whether the General Services Administration will continue the lease. 

Defense

Air Force Recommends Space Command Move to Alabama

With one week left on the job, Secretary Barrett picked Huntsville. The decision, however, is not final.