Workforce

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.

Defense

GM Believes Army Troop Transport Deal Is Jumpstart to More Military Work

Now the company has its sights on Marine Corps, international, and more Army contracts.

Management

Defense Department’s Mark Easton On Embracing Data to Drive Reform

The deputy chief financial officer is preparing for the department’s third-ever audit amid the pandemic.

Oversight

The 3 Weeks That Changed Everything

Imagine if the National Transportation Safety Board investigated America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: The White House's Federal Hiring Executive Order

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss the Trump administration's new reforms.

Management

Lawmakers, Legal Experts Decry Federal Crackdown on Protesters as Unlawful

House committee holds hearing on controversial federal law enforcement tactics prior to Trump's church photo op.

Oversight

The Nation’s Campaign Finance Watchdog Will Once Again Be Rendered Toothless 

Without a quorum, the Federal Election Commission can’t carry out its key duties as elections near. 

Pay & Benefits

Senate Defense Policy Bill Would Allow Pay Increases for a Few Federal Tech and Acquisition Jobs

The bill would also improve a recently enacted fix to tax regulations related to government-provided relocation expenses.

Management

FEMA Ordered $10.2 Million in COVID-19 Testing Kits It’s Now Warning States Not to Use

The faulty lab equipment sold by a company whose owner has faced fraud allegations is being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general.

Management

6 Ways the Next Administration Could Use Evidence-Based Policy to Advance Social Justice

Using data and research to improve program outcomes may not make for a catchy campaign slogan, but it can go a long way toward reducing economic and racial disparities.

Defense

The Army Team That Is Trying to See, and Shape, the Future

The team’s scientists are charting how advances in various fields will unlock more advances, out to 2050.

Defense

Lockheed Says It’s Hired 8,300 Since Coronavirus Hit

The company also says it sent $1.1 billion in accelerated payments to keep suppliers afloat amid COVID-19.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Change as Leadership Constant

Grant Thornton's Nina Kern joins the podcast to discuss why leadership can adapt to a constantly changing world.

Workforce

How To Work From Home Without Hurting Your Back

"Anyone who is facing discomfort is at risk for developing a longer-term injury." Here are tips for injury-free working from home.

Oversight

Analysis: Should the President Pick the Attorney General?

Attorneys general who serve at the pleasure of the president are more likely to act in pursuit of a particular political agenda, rather than solely in accordance with the rule of law.

Management

Federal Contract Spending Reaches Its Highest Level Ever in Fiscal 2019, Marking 4 Straight Years of Growth

Spending is expected to increase even more for fiscal 2020, exceeding $600 billion even before coronavirus stimulus funding is included. 

Management

After COVID Delay, OPM Prepares for 2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

This year’s iteration of the annual survey of federal workers’ engagement and morale will begin on July 13 and include questions about agencies’ response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Oversight

A Company Run by a White House 'Volunteer' With No Experience in Medical Supplies Got $2.4 Million From the Feds for Medical Supplies

A $2.4 million deal to supply the Bureau of Prisons with surgical gowns was the second multimillion dollar contract for coronavirus supplies that went to somebody who did work for the White House but had little relevant experience.