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Stellar AI: An Astrophysicist's Guide to Getting Started

Government agencies today are awash in data, but that data is often not in a form that makes it particularly useful. Moreover, agency leads don’t always know how to turn that data into knowledge and value.

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Unions Pushing for Billions in State and Local Coronavirus Aid

Labor groups representing hundreds of thousands of public employees want to see Congress funnel at least another $300 billion to state and local governments.

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GSA Creates Buying Guide for COVID-19 Screenings at Federal Buildings

As the government’s buyer and landlord, the General Services Administration created a central contract vehicle for screening services to prevent infected people from entering federal buildings.

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Coronavirus Roundup: Concern Over Ending Weather and Safety Leave Schedules for Border Agents

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

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Sign up for GovExec's weekly newsletter for expert advice on preparing for life after government. Receive insights from Tammy Flanagan, senior benefits director at the NITP.

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States Fly Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Coronavirus Victims

Governors said the flags would serve as memorials to deceased residents whose families can't hold traditional funerals amid stay-at-home orders and social-distancing guidelines.

Management

Pentagon Delays Budget Deadline to Help Staff Work from Home

Service officials had complained that a June 1 deadline was preventing them from implementing coronavirus-related social-distancing guidelines.

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The Early Internet Years in Government Are a Model For Fostering Innovation

It’s critical to begin with a compelling vision for how life could be made better for the end user.

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U.S. Military Can Do More to Help with Coronavirus, House Armed Services Chief Says

The House Armed Services Committee’s top Democrat says the Pentagon needs to “get creative” in its response.

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Workforce

The Pandemic’s Big Takeaway: It Matters Who Fills Government Jobs

The success of our response to this historic public health emergency hinges in large part on our government workforce.

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GovExec Daily: The Coronavirus Response from Census, Congress and the Pentagon

Courtney Bublé and Eric Katz join the podcast to examine the latest in the government response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ahead of Easter Sunday, Kansas Lawmakers Revoke Governor's Restrictions on Church Gatherings

Gov. Laura Kelly had issued an order earlier this week prohibiting crowds of more than 10 people at religious services as part of efforts to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

Management

The National Park Service Has Not Required All Locations to Close During Coronavirus, Despite Demands

Over 140 of 419 facilities are closed or have modified operations, but NPS is allowing some to remain open where possible. 

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CISA Offers Ways to Lessen Lag for Teleworkers Without Sacrificing Security

The temporary guidance outlines options and best practices for agencies to follow during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Housing Advocates Push for a Rent Freeze During Covid-19 Pandemic

As layoffs and unemployment claims due to coronavirus skyrocket, some say paying rent is untenable for many and must be put on hold.

Management

Trump Rejects Calls for USPS Stimulus as Agency Sounds Alarm Over Its Future

Lawmakers are pushing for a $25 billion cash injection to the Postal Service as part of another forthcoming stimulus package.

Nextgov

Lawmakers Push CDC for New Demographic Data on Coronavirus Patients

A group of 17 lawmakers asked the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to collect sex, race, ethnicity and other information to spot potential inequities in health care. 

Tech

Genomic Study Points to Natural Origin of COVID-19

No, the virus was not engineered in a lab. The director of the National Institutes of Health debunks the claim and explains what scientists know about the novel coronavirus.

Nextgov

VA Delays Major IT Programs to Focus on COVID-19

The initial rollout of the new electronic health records system will be pushed out—again—as well as pilots for the new scheduling system. A third, integral effort remains on track.

Workforce

Coronavirus Roundup: Federal Government Scrambles to Obtain and Distribute Supplies

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