OMB Reinstitutes Mask Mandate in ‘High Transmission’ Regions, Including D.C.

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Management

The High Cost of Leaving Key Federal Management Jobs Unfilled

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3 Ways Agencies Can Manage Their Data More Effectively

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Oversight

To Combat Fraud, Colleges and Universities Must Report Student Veteran Outcome Data

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Oversight

Gov. Greg Abbott Orders Texas National Guard to Help with Migrant Arrests at the Border

In a letter to the major general of the Texas National Guard, Abbott said “more manpower is needed” at the border.

Nextgov

White House Asks CISA, NIST to Set Performance Goals for Critical Infrastructure Operators

The initiative will not result in mandatory measures for the private sector, but the administration hopes to signal its commitment to cybersecurity and maybe get a little help from Congress on that front.

Management

6 Things to Know about the Slow COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Experts explain the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, what's going wrong (particularly in low-income countries), and what needs to change.

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Workforce

GovExec Daily: The Patent and Trademark Office's Approach to Hybrid Work

PTO's Telework Program Office Director Danette Campbell spoke to GovExec about the successes of her agency's telework approach.

Defense

Why Isn’t the Military Mandating COVID-19 Vaccines?

Service members need to be protected against the coronavirus. This isn’t a close call.

Route Fifty

Students and Staff Should Mask Up in Schools, CDC Recommends

The CDC revised mask wearing guidance on Tuesday to help contain the spread of Covid-19. But nine states ban school districts from enacting mask mandates.

Workforce

OPM Wants to See More Telework, Remote Work and ‘Maxiflex’ Schedules Post-COVID

Guidance published late last week promotes telework and other flexibilities as retention and recruitment tools.

Management

Biden Weighs Vaccine Mandate for the Federal Workforce

Yes, your agency can require you to get one, despite the fact that vaccines have been issued only under emergency use authorization by the FDA.

Nextgov

TSA, Transportation Officials Give Insight into New Cybersecurity Mandates for Pipeline Operators

Agency leaders expressed a commitment to avoiding duplication of their efforts as lines blur between cyber and physical security.

Defense

Lockheed Loses $225M on Secret Project, Lowers F-35 Production Forecast

Company will press ahead on aeronautics project in hopes of turning it into a profitable production program.

Nextgov

Lawmakers Want DOD to Explore Tech's Valley of Death Problem

A House Armed Services subcommittee is calling for mandates in the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act to examine barriers to scaling innovative tech.

Defense

US Will End Combat Mission In Iraq, Biden Says

US needs to "divert more of our body on threats in China and Russia," says Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman Gen. Hyten

Pay & Benefits

How ‘Degree Discrimination’ Can Affect Feds’ Pay

As long as the majority of federal positions require degrees, opening up opportunities to pursue higher education will be key to creating a more diverse workforce.

Workforce

Back to Work? Here's How to Help Your Dog Cope

Millions of people returning to the workplace means millions of dogs left home alone. "This is something that's a big deal for a dog..."