More Can Be Done to Increase Representation of Feds with Disabilities

Sponsor Content

Collaboration Worldwide: The U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs Network

The Foreign Affairs Network (FAN), partnered with Google Workspace to provide collaboration tools to support the mission of the U.S. Department of State.

Workforce

Coronavirus Roundup: More Free COVID Tests; HHS Secretary Tests Positive

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

Defense

The New Air Force Ones Are Late, So the Old Planes Need More Cash, Official Says

The Air Force acquisition chief cites a 2- to 3-year delay, which Boeing blames on subcontractor and supply problems.

Tech

How Better Ventilation Can Help ‘COVID-Proof’ Your Home

Is someone at home sick with COVID-19? One simple but effective strategy for keeping the virus from spreading is to make your indoor air as much like the outdoors as possible.

Sponsor Content

Reimagining the Future of Security

The Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) provides federal agencies with the tools they need to prevent and respond to potential threats.

Pay & Benefits

Employee Group Calls for Federal Abortion Leave After Roe v. Wade is Overturned

The Department of Justice Gender Equity Network asked the administration to authorize paid leave in cases where federal employees need to travel across state lines to receive abortion services.

Workforce

OPM Issues Guidance on Implementing a Trump-era Hiring Policy

The U.S. Digital Service has also been embedding in agencies to help build internal competency-based hiring abilities in federal agencies.

Nextgov

DOJ Issues Guidance for Enforcing Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Nearly a decade after the death of open-access advocate Aaron Schwartz, his legacy is still playing out in cybersecurity policy.

Tech

Federal CIO: The Tech is 'The Easy Part' of Improving Customer Service

Blockers to implementing service improvements frequently center around policy and process requirements, top tech officials said at the Code for America Summit on Tuesday.

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Pay & Benefits

A Few Feds Might Be Eligible for a Bigger Tax Refund from Trump’s Social Security Tax Deferral

The IRS sent out a notice that some might need to file an amended return, but most federal employees don’t need to worry about it.

Defense

Pentagon May Give Sweden and Finland More Security Aid

Russia has issued vague threats over the countries' applications to join the alliance.

Management

It’s Impossible to Determine Your Personal COVID-19 Risks and Frustrating to Try – but You Can Still Take Action

People want a simple answer. Is this action safe? But despite Anthony Fauci bouncing responsibility for COVID-19 risk assessment to individuals, your risk can’t be boiled down to one probability.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Lessons Learned from the Homeland Security Vaccine Rollout

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss how DHS got its workforce vaccinated.

Oversight

DHS IG Says He Did Not Mishandle the Agency’s Reports on Sexual Harassment and Domestic Violence

The Project On Government Oversight – the outside oversight group that brought these claims – pushed back on Joseph Cuffari’s letter to lawmakers.

Management

Biden Says Agencies Will Be Ready for Hurricane Season. But a Watchdog Is Warning of Shortfalls

Federal responders will have what they need, president says. GAO says the government should do more to help local communities prepare.

Tech

The Pentagon Is Closing in on 'Ethical' AI Implementation

The Defense Department released guidance for using AI responsibly last year.

Nextgov

Defense Officials Review AI Initiatives Within New Office

A House committee hearing questioned defense officials about the agency's new AI officer role and the ethics underpinning emerging tech.