Coronavirus Roundup: Concern Over Ending Weather and Safety Leave Schedules for Border Agents

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

Pentagon Delays Budget Deadline to Help Staff Work from Home

Service officials had complained that a June 1 deadline was preventing them from implementing coronavirus-related social-distancing guidelines.

The Early Internet Years in Government Are a Model For Fostering Innovation

It’s critical to begin with a compelling vision for how life could be made better for the end user.

U.S. Military Can Do More to Help with Coronavirus, House Armed Services Chief Says

The House Armed Services Committee’s top Democrat says the Pentagon needs to “get creative” in its response.

The Pandemic’s Big Takeaway: It Matters Who Fills Government Jobs

The success of our response to this historic public health emergency hinges in large part on our government workforce.

GovExec Daily: The Coronavirus Response from Census, Congress and the Pentagon

Courtney Bublé and Eric Katz join the podcast to examine the latest in the government response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The National Park Service Has Not Required All Locations to Close During Coronavirus, Despite Demands

Over 140 of 419 facilities are closed or have modified operations, but NPS is allowing some to remain open where possible. 

Trump Rejects Calls for USPS Stimulus as Agency Sounds Alarm Over Its Future

Lawmakers are pushing for a $25 billion cash injection to the Postal Service as part of another forthcoming stimulus package.

Genomic Study Points to Natural Origin of COVID-19

No, the virus was not engineered in a lab. The director of the National Institutes of Health debunks the claim and explains what scientists know about the novel coronavirus.

Coronavirus Roundup: Federal Government Scrambles to Obtain and Distribute Supplies

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

Three VA Health Workers Have Died of COVID-19. 776 Have Tested Positive.

After workers reported shortages of tests, masks and gloves, VA health staff in Detroit; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Indianapolis have died of COVID-19. Almost 800 have tested positive.

We Know Almost Nothing About the Costs of Grant Administration

A recent survey finds surprisingly wide variation and few efficiencies of scale.

Beyond Sanitizing and Social Distancing – a Healthy Circadian Rhythm May Keep You Sane and Increase Resilience to Fight COVID-19

To boost your immune defenses against corona and other viruses, one of the most effective things you can do is maintain your natural circadian rhythms. Here's how to do that.

GovExec Daily: Management Challenges in a Unique Time

National Academy of Public Administration CEO Terry Gerton joins the podcast to explain how federal managers can handle the challenges brought tot the fore by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Acting Navy Secretary Quits After Slamming Fired CO to Carrier Crew

Thomas Modly flew to Guam on Monday, made a 15-minute speech aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt, and spent the rest of the day trying to wriggle out of trouble.