Sponsor Content

How Big Data Can Accelerate Federal Construction and Repair Projects

Big data isn’t just for corporations looking for a leg up on their competitors.

Route Fifty

Some States Stall Plastic Bag Bans During Coronavirus Outbreak

Lawmakers and some store chains are temporarily banning reusable bags amid fears that their usage could help spread coronavirus.

Route Fifty

Nearly 200 Cities Short on Supplies for Dealing With Coronavirus, Mayors Report

The U.S. Conference of Mayors says new survey findings show shortages of essential items have reached “crisis proportions.”

Oversight

A Framework for National Recovery From COVID-19

There's a path forward drawing on lessons from the 2009 stimulus coupled with the Australian approach to coronavirus.

Sponsor Content

Keeping government modernization on track with Enterprise IT as a Service

Among the hurdles IT leaders face in spurring transformation is the difficulty in determining how to put agency resources to optimal use.

Workforce

Coronavirus Roundup: Government to Issue New Guidance Based on Regional Risks

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

Management

Internal Emails Show How Chaos at the CDC Slowed the Early Response to Coronavirus

The CDC fumbled its communication with public health officials and underestimated the threat of the coronavirus even as it gained a foothold in the United States, according to hundreds of pages of documents ProPublica obtained.

Management

As Coronavirus Infections Spread, So Have Clashes Between ICE Detainees and Guards

At ICE detention camps across the country, unrest is growing as detainees warn that dirty conditions and a disturbing lack of soap and other supplies could allow coronavirus to run rampant.

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Defense

The Army’s Next Attack-Reconnaissance Helicopter Is Coming Into Focus

Bell Textron and Sikorsky will build test models as the service seeks a replacement for the Kiowa and some Apache missions.

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Management

The Four Possible Timelines for Life Returning to Normal

The coronavirus outbreak may last for a year or two, but some elements of pre-pandemic life will likely be won back in the meantime.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: How to Stay Connected With Your Team

Michael Lee Stallard and Katharine P. Stallard join the podcast to talk about how to keep your team's spirits up while also staying on the same page.

Tech

The Coronavirus Has Tied Us to Earth

Space missions around the world are on hold—a poignant reminder of how the pandemic has upended civilization.

Route Fifty

Trail Use Way Up as Coronavirus Stifles Other Activities

“People are craving outlets for their physical and mental well being,” said an expert. But this has created concerns that people are too crammed together in these open spaces.

Management

COVID-19 Is Coinciding With a Loneliness Epidemic

It’s critically important to foster connection during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Nextgov

Coronavirus Will Not Delay Pentagon’s Contractor Cybersecurity Program, Official Says

The Defense Department signed an agreement with an accreditation body for the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification.

Pay & Benefits

Federal Workers, Dems Push for Hazard Pay in Next Coronavirus Legislation

House lawmakers and unions want feds to receive extra compensation if their job puts them at risk of exposure to COVID-19, but the provision was not included in the $2 trillion relief package approved by the Senate Wednesday night.

Route Fifty

California, New York Extend Mortgage Relief to Homeowners

Action taken by the states will temporarily halt foreclosure proceedings and allow residents to defer mortgage payments.

Route Fifty

Local Government's Still Open—Remotely

As Covid-19 takes hold in communities, local governments are transitioning staff members to telework—a first for many localities. And it's come with challenges, from slow broadband connections to a laptop shortage.

Management

Questions Linger Over How the IRS Will Distribute Stimulus Checks

Former officials said the agency will face a challenge in getting the money to the right place quickly.