The Senate Confirmation Process is Twice As Long Today As It Was During the Reagan Era

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Five fast facts about SPY-6

What you need to know about the Navy's newest radar.

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Inside the CBP-Built ‘Backbone’ of Atlanta’s Biometric Terminal

An executive agency conducting a comprehensive assessment of the technology’s use in aviation security detailed its recent review of America’s first fully biometric terminal—and the service it runs on.

Nextgov

Pentagon Issues JEDI Task Order for Training

The $1 million task order signals the Pentagon wants to move forward with JEDI.

Nextgov

Lawmakers Urge FTC to Investigate Aggregator’s Collection and Sale of Americans’ Financial Data

The officials question whether Envestnet is violating the FTC Act by not being transparent about its collection and sale of consumers’ financial information.

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Digital Transformation in Action: How Emerging Technologies are Supporting Federal Missions

Government Business Council interviewed federal officials leading their agencies' digital transformation initiatives. Click here to read what they had to say.

Defense One

Pentagon Wants to Build One Satellite Per Week 

Over the next two years, the Space Development Agency is looking to put dozens of satellites into orbit. 

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Vast Majority of Mayors Believe Their Cities Are Too Car-Oriented, Survey Finds

But the city leaders also voice skepticism of cutting back on public parking or lowering speed limits.

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Air Force’s ‘Base of the Future’ Ideas Will Be Tested on Tyndall Rebuild

The service’s private sector outreach program, AFWERX, will host a series of workshops in 2020 to hear innovative ideas.

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One State May Become the First to Ban Law Enforcement Use of Genealogy Databases

A Utah state representative said he believes lawmakers are prepared to continue their “strong record of protecting individual privacy.”

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Management

I Asked People Why They Don’t Vote, and This Is What They Told Me

In the 2016 election, more than a third of Americans didn't vote. What might be keeping them from going to the polls?

Route Fifty

How States and Localities Could Spur More Companies to Share Profits With Their Workers

A new report says profit sharing and employee ownership can benefit both companies and workers, recommending state and local policies to help support these business models.

Workforce

Ageism Can Shorten Life Expectancy

Ageism can have real consequences for the health of older people, including shorter life expectancy and reduced access to health care, researchers say.

Defense

A Navy Scandal Sheds Light on the Nature of Bribery and the Limits of Free Speech

A massive scandal implicating senior US Navy officers highlights what bribery is and how it happens. A law and ethics scholar at the U.S. Naval Academy can't say much more than that, though.

Workforce

Why Bosses Should Let Employees Surf the Web at Work

Employers tend to see "cyberloafing" as a waste of time, but a new study suggests it serves an important function for workers.

Route Fifty

State Can’t Ban Ads for Discount Booze, Appeals Court Rules

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found Missouri restrictions on alcohol advertising violated the First Amendment.

Nextgov

DOD CIO Is Prepping Guidance on Endpoint Management

The department aims to clarify what beyond desktops qualifies as an endpoint.

Route Fifty

A Tourism Campaign Centered on a Lack of Tourists

In its 2020 advertising campaign, North Dakota urges travelers to "follow your curiosity—not the crowds," a nod to the state's wide-open landscape and sparsely populated attractions.

Management

Bipartisan Bill Would Ban Reverse Auctions for Federal Construction Contracts

House lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday similar to a Senate measure passed in December.

Management

The Civil Servant Who Changes the Constitution

One federal employee will determine whether the ERA gets added to America’s founding document—the question is which authority he’ll turn to for guidance.

Oversight

Lawmakers Demand Answers on Alleged EPA Ethics Violations

House overseers say they found multiple instances in which officials flouted required ethics pledges and other disclosures.