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TSA Wants to Automate ID Verification at Checkpoint Security

The agency is testing using facial recognition to verify passengers’ information with the information on record.

Much of the CDC Is Working Remotely. That Could Make Changing the Agency Difficult.

Like many U.S. workplaces, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention went remote during the pandemic. Most of the agency’s staff members haven’t returned to the office full time, raising concerns about the CDC’s ability to reform itself after recent stumbles.

GovExec Daily: Learning from Elon Musk's Twitter Management Mistakes

TalenTrust's Kathleen Quinn Votaw joins the podcast to discuss leadership lessons from the Twitter takeover.

A New Law Requires Agencies to Better Prepare for Natural Disasters

Supporters say the law is more important than ever given the growing frequency and severity of storms.

The Defense Department Finally Has a Permanent Watchdog

“I shall continue to be true to the principle of nonpartisanship that is a hallmark of the IG system,” Robert Storch said during his confirmation hearing.

OPM Will Suspend Long Term Care Insurance Applications as a Sizeable Premium Increase Looms

The deadline to apply for the program before a two-year suspension is Dec. 19, but officials want applicants to go in with “eyes wide open” that rates will likely increase substantially.

Austin Urges Congress to Pass a Budget, Citing China Threat

But the secretary left inflation, supply chain, and worker woes out of his speech to the Reagan National Defense Forum.

Just Half of Americans Trust the Military, Survey Finds

Most want to continue helping Ukraine—and most don’t think there’s a clear China strategy, according to the Reagan Institute poll.

GovExec Daily: What Still Needs to Happen for Feds to Get Their 2023 Pay Raise

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss the end-of-year steps needed for public servants to get their average 4.6% increase.

The Justice Department Tried to Hide Report Warning That Private Border Wall in Texas Could Collapse

The report confirms a ProPublica and Texas Tribune investigation that found the privately built fencing could collapse during major flooding. The federal government resisted making the findings public for more than a year.

A Union and the EEOC Have Reached a Settlement Over the Agency’s Failure to Negotiate Office Reentry

The deal requires health and safety inspections of all EEOC work sites, reduces the number of days employees must report to their offices to three per pay period, and opens the door to negotiating a remote work policy for employees.

Recruiting Crisis? Not at Space Force

The youngest and smallest service says it pays to be both choosy and inclusive.

VA Used COVID Relief Funds to Bolster IT and Digital Services

The VA used supplemental COVID funding from three different bills to support expanded telehealth services and remote operations during the worst of the pandemic.

GovExec Daily: Holiday Parties in the Age of COVID-19

Labor and employment attorney Michael Schmidt joins the podcast to discuss the ways organizations can stay safe while celebrating.

Open Questions About Open Season

Sorting out options for federal health insurance and Medicare can be tricky.