Management

Lawmakers Seek Answers on Drug Inspection Delays During the Pandemic 

The FDA said earlier this week that domestic inspections are getting back to normal. 

Management

Homeland Security Cancels Two Border Wall Contracts

These are the first cancellations since DHS released its plan for unobligated border wall funds in June. 

Workforce

House Panel Advances Bill to Undo Trump Order on Administrative Law Judges

A bill working its way through Congress would restore the judges to the competitive civil service three years after the Trump administration gave agencies greater leeway in hiring decisions.

Defense

Pregnant Cadets, Midshipmen Must Give Up Their Child Or Their Career. Two Senators Want To Change That.

Sens. Ted Cruz and Kirsten Gillibrand have introduced a bill to give pregnant students at military schools more options.

Defense

Army Dealing with Tough Moving Season as US Sees Shortage of Housing, Movers

The number of household goods shipments in late May rivaled what the service typically sees during the season’s peak, at the end of June.

Nextgov

Commerce Secretary Highlights Cybersecurity Workforce Needs With $3B Initiative

Grants will be competitively awarded to state and local governmental entities, institutions of higher education, not-for-profit entities, unions and tribes. 

Management

America Is Getting Unvaccinated People All Wrong

They’re not all anti-vaxxers, and treating them as such is making things worse.

Workforce

AFGE, VA Reach Settlement to 'Reset' Labor Relations

The Veterans Affairs Department has agreed to reverse actions taken to crack down on unions during the Trump administration, including compensating union officials for leave they took in the absence of official time and reimbursing the union for past office space and equipment rentals.

Management

Converted Texas Prison Gets First Immigrant Detainees as Gov. Greg Abbott’s Border Security Effort Ramps Up

Border-crossing immigrants are being arrested by Texas troopers on state charges like trespassing, and they’re starting to trickle into a prison emptied to house them.

Management

Institutional Authority Has Vanished. Wikipedia Points to the Answer.

The crowdsourced reference site can teach the CDC how to communicate in an era of rumors and shifting information.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: The Latest Paid Leave Update

Erich Wagner joins the podcast to discuss the plan's advancement out of committee.

Route Fifty

States, Localities Distributing Rental Aid at a Quicker Pace

Emergency rental assistance programs have distributed about $3 billion since January, but that accounts for just 6% of the overall aid approved by Congress.

Nextgov

CBP Cybersecurity Failures Left Travelers' Personal Info at Risk, IG Says

A new internal watchdog report finds Customs and Border Protection failed to conduct required cybersecurity activities for its Mobile Passport Control applications.

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