An election worker sorts vote-by-mail ballots at the Miami-Dade County Board of Elections on Oct. 26 in Doral, Fla.

USPS Is Again Notifying Employees That DeJoy's Reforms Are Null and Void

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How Wireless Connectivity Services Drive Effective Digital Government

CommScope’s Federal VP Chris Collura lays out what agencies can do to ensure their employees have the wireless connectivity solutions they need to be successful.

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A City’s 48-Hour Push to Maintain 311 Service With At-Home Staff

The Buffalo, New York program highlights how the coronavirus has forced many state and local governments to quickly adopt new technology. Some officials see lasting value in the changes.

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Administration Adds 16 Months to Transition from DUNS to Unique ID

The General Services Administration will extend Duns & Bradstreet’s services while agencies get more time to patch and test systems. 

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Who Will Get the Covid Vaccine First? A New Tool Aims to Help States Decide

A tool developed by epidemiologists and data scientists can be used to help states and counties decide how to allocate limited vaccine doses to high risk populations.

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The State of DoD Cloud

While the Department of Defense (DoD) seems to have magnified its cloud appeal, what do the very employees who witness agency technological transformation think?

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Pentagon Expects to Deploy New Telework Tool in June 2021

The Defense Department’s Commercial Virtual Remote Environment enabled the rapid shift to mass telework during the pandemic, but a solution to handle more sensitive data is on the way.

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Attention, Lazy Garbage: This Bot Will Insult You Until You Vote

The free service, a product of the nonprofit Fight For The Future, sends daily text messages that urge you—impolitely—to go vote.

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The Speed of Workforce Change Is Undermining the Civil Service

Personnel practices rooted in blue collar work from the last century continue to hold government back.

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Records Show Trump’s Border Wall Is Costing Taxpayers Billions More Than Initial Contracts

As the presidential election nears, a review of federal spending data found modifications to contracts have increased the price of the border wall by billions, costing about five times more per mile than it did under previous administrations.

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GovExec Daily: The Problem with the Diversity Training Executive Order

Stan Soloway joins the podcast to discuss how the order conflicts with the government's role in promoting civil rights and inclusion.

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Judge Strikes Down Michigan Ban on Open Carrying Guns at Polls

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | New report warns of increased militia activity … A Nevada county and airport fined by state for President Trump’s rally violating Covid rules … Pandemic negotiations falter before election.

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These State Legislative Chambers Are Most Likely to Flip Blue

Democrats could take control in a handful of states, including North Carolina and Texas. But it won't be easy.

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1-in-4 Adults Say Household Finances Deteriorated From March to September

New survey data from the Urban Institute presents these and other troubling findings about how many Americans are faring economically as the coronavirus pandemic wears on.

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Federal Employees Donate $1.8M in Presidential Race, Mostly to Biden

Those contributing to Trump’s campaign overwhelmingly came from the Defense and Homeland Security departments.

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DOD’s First Agreement with Accreditation Body on Contractor Cybersecurity Nears End

Lead official grapples with the challenge of resourcing a federally funded research and development center to act as a gateway for the Pentagon’s certification program. 

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Global Media Agency CEO Revokes Regulation Clarifying ‘Firewall’ Protecting Journalistic Integrity

The move is at most symbolic and a "weird Hail Mary" days ahead of the presidential election, said a whistleblower attorney. 

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Union Sues and Democrats Introduce Bill to Block Trump Order Politicizing Civil Service

As opponents of the president’s effort to convert chunks of the federal workforce into at-will employees kick off their efforts to stop the initiative, the administration has signaled that agencies can push forward ahead of schedule.

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Lawmaker Proposes Federal Institute of Technology and New Contracting Set-Aside

The 21st Century Jobs Package would create a federal agency for training the workforce of the future and incentivize federal contracting officials to buy from vendors who hire rural American workers.

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It’s Time to Fix the Frayed Relationships Feds Have With States and Localities

Program implementation is as important as underlying policy. A new focus on intergovernmental collaboration could foster innovation and improve outcomes.