Defense

Milley’s China Calls During Trump Defeat Were ‘Lawful,’ Conveyed Reassurance, Pentagon Says

Some Republicans are seeking his ouster, but the Joint Chiefs chairman is the first to serve a guaranteed four years.

Management

Government Hall of Fame Inductees To Be Unveiled Next Week

Honorees in the annual Theodore Roosevelt Government Leadership Awards will also be unveiled before a virtual gala in October.

Workforce

What’s the Law on Vaccine Exemptions? A Religious Liberty Expert Explains

Plenty of groups are offering religious exemptions to COVID-19 vaccine mandates, but their legal basis isn’t as rock-solid as that might suggest.

Management

The Counterterror War That America Is Winning

The United States has centered its efforts on invasions and insurgencies. But another campaign appears to be having greater success.

Tech

GovExec Daily: Tech Acquisition Trends in 2021 and Beyond

Todd Gustafson of HP Federal and An Nguyen of NCS Technologies join the podcast to discuss IT priorities for government.

Management

Republican Senators Look to Make CDC Director a Senate-Confirmed Position

The job has been subject to much attention and scrutiny over the past almost two years due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Management

Electric Vehicle Manufacturer Drops Lawsuit Protesting Postal Service Fleet Contract

The smaller manufacturer that lost to a defense contractor isn't ruling out seeking future business from the Postal Service.

Defense

Five Ways 9/11 Changed the Defense Industry

More outsourcing, more services contracts, more generals on corporate boards—and that's just for starters.

Workforce

COVID Hits Wildfire Fighters Even Harder Than Last Year

At least 421 U.S. Forest Service fire personnel tested positive for COVID-19 this year.

Management

Biden’s Pandemic Plan Overlooks Mask Mandates and Vulnerable Populations

President Biden outlined a six-point strategy to confront the pandemic. But two public health scholars believe it would work better with help from states.

Management

GovExec Daily: Updates to the Vaccine Mandate for Feds

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss clarifications from the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force.

Pay & Benefits

Career Prosecutors Continue Push for Pay Equity

According to Justice Department statistics, only 65% of assistant U.S. attorneys are paid equivalent to a GS-15 or above, while the attorney corps at several other subcomponents are over 90% GS-15s.

Management

House Panel Approves Spending Surge to Fix and Upgrade VA Buildings

Funding would preempt a commission that will determine what VA's footprint should look like going forward.

Defense

Congress’ Afghanistan Oversight Marred By Politics

Lawmakers overwhelmingly postured instead of asking America’s top diplomat real questions.

Workforce

Coronavirus Roundup: A November 22 Deadline for Feds to Get Vaccinated; Booster Shot Clashes 

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

Defense

Will Congress Ever Repeal Its Post-9/11 War Authorizations?

The passage of two decades since the Sept. 11 terror attacks might be a “wake-up call” for lawmakers.

Management

18 Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic – a Retrospective in 7 Charts

A lot has happened since the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. A portrait in data highlights trends in everything from case counts, to research publications, to variant spread.

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