With Secretary of State Antony Blinken looking on, Amb. Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, chief diversity and inclusion officer, delivers remarks at the State Department on April 12.

New State Department Diversity Officer Met with Praise

Sponsor Content

eBook: The Future of Defense Networks

Nextgov dives into how the Defense Department is taking an enterprise approach to its efforts to protect the government’s most important data and push it to decision-makers on the tactical edge.

Nextgov

Survey: Large Contractors More Concerned Than Small Contractors About DOD’s Cybersecurity Certification Program

A new survey puts numbers on conflicting narratives about the small businesses perspective and issues of competition in the new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification regime.

Route Fifty

The States that Make it Most Difficult to Vote

A report by the Center for Election Innovation and Research compares which states allow voters to cast absentee ballots by mail without an excuse and offer early in-person voting.

Nextgov

Connolly, Hice Announce Bill to Improve Performance Planning at FITARA Hearing

The Performance Enhancement Reform Act would require greater collaboration among agency officials and more detailed descriptions of resources required to meet goals.

Sponsor Content

A Holistic Cloud Security Approach For Government

In the new eBook, A Holistic Cloud Security Approach for Government, FireEye shares information and best practices on how to improve cloud security.

Management

The Pandemic Has Created an Opening to Improve Federal Labor-Management Relations

The broad success of telework offers an opportunity for unions and executives to come together to support a new work environment that benefits employees and management.

Defense

The Capital’s ‘Complex’ Power Structure Keeps Causing Chaos Under Pressure

U.S. Army processes updated after last June’s protests failed again during the Jan. 6 riot.

Oversight

Trump, Defying Custom, Hasn’t Given the National Archives Records of His Speeches at Political Rallies

All presidents must deposit transcriptions of their public statements with the National Archives. But in the case of Donald Trump, there's something missing.

Management

GovExec Daily: The Pentagon's Domestic Extremism Review

Defense One's Ben Watson joins the podcast to discuss how the Pentagon is looking to eradicate the services of extremism.

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Route Fifty

House Lawmakers Launch Group to Fight for 'SALT' Cap Repeal

But they face firm Republican opposition and there are no clear signs of support coming from the White House.

Management

USPS Should Outsource More Post Offices and Request Subsidies, IG Says

Postal management said only it was "eager to consider" proposals to get the agency out of the red.

Pay & Benefits

How to Avoid Buyer’s Remorse

Federal retirees should understand the ins and outs of each retirement system, especially if they have been misclassified.

Nextgov

The Hack Roundup: White House Sanctions Russia over SolarWinds

Agencies involved in response also issued advisories on the hackers' tactics while Microsoft offered federal customers free trials of an auditing tool.

Management

Agencies Could Play a Critical Role in Modernizing Transportation, Cutting Carbon Emissions

President Biden’s mandate for “lean and zero-emissions vehicles” in government fleets creates an important opportunity.

Oversight

Mindfulness Can Make You More Selfish

Mindfulness can relieve stress and anxiety, but new research finds it can also amp up selfishness in some people. Here's how and how to fight that effect.

Defense

'I Felt Hate More Than Anything': How an Active Duty Airman Tried to Start a Civil War

Steven Carrillo’s path to the Boogaloo Bois shows the hate group is far more organized and dangerous than previously known.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: The Utility of Breaks – And Breakdowns

GovExec contributors Michael Lee Stallard and Katharine P. Stallard join the podcast to discuss how a nervous breakdown can help during the pandemic.

Route Fifty

Tourism, Business Travel May Not Fully Recover for 4 Years, Industry Officials Say

Corporate travel spending dropped 70% during the pandemic, contributing to the tax revenue losses that tourism-dependent cities and states experienced.