Americans are slowly returning to work and public places, despite the ongoing pandemic. Above, Marine Corps veteran John Kline pays his respects at the Korean War Memorial in Philadelphia on Memorial Day.

Agencies Start Reopening Offices, Though Approaches Vary

Sponsor Content

Digital Disruption: A Consummate Problem-Solver’s Guide to the Next Level of Cloud

To fully realize the potential of cloud adoption, agencies’ digital transformation efforts must be coupled with an IT infrastructure modernization, Habtemariam says.

Route Fifty

A City Looks to Expand Its Virus Tracing Workforce in Distressed Neighborhoods

Chicago is one of the latest jurisdictions around the U.S. seeking to beef up its contact tracing program. Experts say it’s a key step towards reopening the economy.

Nextgov

DARPA Funds Earthworm-Inspired Soft Robot to Rapidly Dig Military Tunnels 

As part of the Underminer program, General Electric’s innovation arm is perfecting a soft robot to boost battlefield operations.

Nextgov

Defense Department’s AI Center Seeks Own Acquisition Authorities

Having its own mechanism for purchasing artificial intelligence will increase speed, according to the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center’s chief.

Sponsor Content

Navigating the New Normal for Public Sector Organizations

Large teams of teleworkers and rising demand for secure, remote access adds tremendous pressure to both IT and security teams, and to the infrastructure they support.

Defense

Defense Companies Scramble to Make Virtual Internships Work

Despite the economic crisis, the industry has too much to do, and not enough people to do it.

Management

Work Stress May Be Killing You

If you've got too much on your plate at work or feel like you don't have control over your job, the stress may lead to depression or a higher risk of death.

Tech

GovExec Daily: Fighting Bad Information About the Pandemic

The University of Arizona's Diana Daly joins the podcast to talk about how governments and organizations can counter conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 crisis.

Workforce

How You Can Avoid ‘Zoom Fatigue’

Zoom meetings can feel more taxing than face-to-face meetings, a psychologist says.

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Management

The Feds Gave a Former White House Official $3 Million to Supply Masks to Navajo Hospitals. Some May Not Work.

Zach Fuentes, former deputy chief of staff to President Trump, won the contract just days after registering his company. He sold Chinese masks to the government just as federal regulators were scrutinizing foreign-made equipment.

Management

Social Security Continues to Drag Its Feet on Paid Sick Leave, Telework Advancements

Labor leaders say agency officials have proposed setting preconditions on employees’ use of recently enacted partial paid sick leave, potentially in violation of the law.

Route Fifty

Weeding Out Fraudulent Unemployment Claims Just Became More Difficult

Millions of out-of-work Americans are filing for unemployment during the coronavirus pandemic and fraudsters are using the unprecedented crush of filings to take advantage.

Workforce

Take Care of Your Mental Health — Your Job May Depend On It

Many are turning to alcohol and drugs to cope with stress. You should rethink that strategy, especially if you have a security clearance.

Nextgov

Census Bureau Seeks Industry Input on Cybersecurity Acquisitions Strategy for Next Decade

With data collection for the 2020 census underway, the bureau is thinking about how artificial intelligence and other capabilities might help address sore points.

Route Fifty

The States With the Worst Job Losses

Labor Department data released on Friday shows the states with the highest unemployment rates in April, and how many jobs were lost that month as the coronavirus upended the economy.

Management

Labor Authority Reverses Previous Decision, Stays Implementation of SSA Contract With Administrative Law Judges Union

The Social Security Administration had already stated that it would not impose the new collective bargaining agreement while a federal lawsuit from the judges’ union was pending.

Nextgov

Bill Would Increase Broadband, Telehealth Capabilities in Rural America

Senate legislation would direct $2 billion in funding to help meet increased broadband demand during the coronavirus pandemic.

Oversight

Analysis: Congress May Not Like It When Trump Fires An Inspector General – But It Can’t Do Anything To Stop Him

President Trump isn't the first president to get rid of inspectors general. He is the first to assert that inspectors general investigations into his administration's actions are unconstitutional.