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Coronavirus Roundup: Military Cases Spike; July 4th Concerns Grow; Free Masks for Feds

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

We Don’t Have Enough Cash to Build New Nuclear Weapons, Says Air Force Chief

Nukes or conventional weapons, “the current budget does not allow you to do both,” says Gen. Dave Goldfein, suggesting Congress create a separate account.

Analysis: Has the IRS Hit Bottom?

Every year, the IRS annual report is an opportunity to measure how effectively the U.S. government has sabotaged its own ability to enforce its tax laws. This year’s report signals historic lows for U.S. tax enforcement.

GovExec Daily: How Governments Can Use Contact Tracing in the Fight Against the Pandemic

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley joins the podcast to discuss why governments need to use technology to identify, isolate and track localized outbreaks.

House Committee Investigates Whether Officials Misled Congress on OPM-GSA Merger

A recent watchdog group report cited notes from a phone call indicating the Trump administration was advised that the merger plan was illegal, an account that is at odds with what OPM officials testified before Congress last year.

New Legislation Would Increase Oversight Of Agency Relocations

Measure would require federal officials to conduct detailed cost-benefit analyses and provide them to inspectors general and the public for review before undertaking any effort to move federal agencies.

Millions of Homeowners Who Need Flood Insurance Don’t Know It — Thanks to FEMA

It is FEMA’s job to warn homeowners about major flood risks, but its approach is notoriously limited. In Cook County alone, researchers found about six times as many properties in danger as FEMA estimated. Look up your address with a new tool.

Political Fight Over Russian Bounty on US Troops Appears to Warp Intel Debate

Democrats suspect the White House is trying to paint the assessment as less solid than it is.

It’s Time for ‘Stakeholder Public Service’

A commitment to fairly serve all who have a stake in government—including employees—would serve the nation well.

Immigration Judges Sue Justice Department Over Gag Rule

The Trump administration is in violation of the First and Fifth Amendments, judges say.

To Find Success, Practice a Strategic Mindset

Experiments indicate that the learnable strategic mindset gets people where they want to go.

GovExec Daily: The Agency Keeping Government Accountable

Government Accountability Office COO Kate Siggerud joins the podcast to explain her agency's role in keeping government honest.

Furlough Notices in Hand, Citizenship and Immigration Employees Look for New Jobs

Facing at least 30 days without pay, employees are frustrated. "Like it or not, I have to go," one says.

Rethinking the Workplace Through and Beyond COVID-19

Managers can adapt their offices to support safe reopening while achieving longer-term goals.

Coronavirus Roundup: No More Tax Filing Extensions; New Worries About CDC Being Sidelined

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