Tech

Biden Signs a Bill Creating a Federal Cybersecurity Rotational Program

Certain cyber and IT federal employees will be able to rotate to other agencies under a new law signed Tuesday.

Management

Top GSA Buildings Official Talks About the Future of Federal Offices

“Right now, what I think the opportunity is is to have fewer buildings and better buildings,” the Public Buildings Service commissioner told lawmakers. 

Defense

Biden To Ban Most Land Mines, Undoing Trump’s Loosened Restrictions

Advocates applauded the move, but urged a ban on the weapons on the Korean peninsula.

Oversight

Jan. 6 Committee Hearings Show What Went Right, not Just What Went Wrong

Coverage of the House Jan. 6 hearings focuses on what went wrong that led up to Trump supporters’ laying siege to the U.S. Capitol. A government scholar looks at what went right, both then and now.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: Will This Court Decision Gut the Regulatory State?

Conor Dirks joins the podcast to discuss the Fifth Circuit's recent decision concerning the Securities and Exchange Commission's ability to adjudicate securities fraud.

Management

How One Federal Agency Meme-d Up Its Social Media

The Consumer Product Safety Commission wants to educate, while also "trying to be relevant and engage the public in a fun and different way.”

Management

Six Big Government Success Stories of the Last Two Decades

Often, it’s not what government has accomplished that’s significant, but what it has prevented from happening.

Nextgov

CISA Plans to Hire Chief People Officer to Boost Cyber Workforce

Agency advisors are set to vote on a host of draft recommendations which include reviewing the security clearance process for inefficiency.

Pay & Benefits

The Biden Team Announces Pay Raises of Up to $20,000 Annually for Federal Firefighters

The pay increases, authorized as part of the bipartisan infrastructure law, will be retroactive to October 2021.

Defense

The Pentagon Should Keep Better Tabs on IT Cybersecurity, Supply Chain Risks, GAO Says

The findings come as the Defense Department continues to increase its investment in information technology and cybersecurity year over year—a trend that could likely mean more scrutiny.

Management

Biden Will Appoint the First Native American to Be Treasurer of the United States

Chief Marilynn Malerba will oversee the newly established Office of Tribal and Native Affairs.

Workforce

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Works… Sometimes

Readers share their experiences with the Education Department program that was recently overhauled. Challenges still remain, though the October changes did help many.

Workforce

GovExec Daily: Your Stories of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

Public servants talk to the podcast about how they have experienced the good and the bad of the Department of Education forgiveness program.

Tech

How the Tech Modernization Fund Is Managing its Commitment to Customer Experience Projects

Having technologists on the team assessing potential projects and active TMF investments has been a key change over the past year, program leaders told FCW.

Pay & Benefits

Feds Can’t Sue Over TSP Gains Lost During Shutdowns, An Appeals Court Finds

A group of FBI employees had argued they were entitled to damages, because delayed TSP contributions meant they missed out on gains from a rising stock market.

Management

$100M of Technology Modernization Fund Spending Is Tagged for Customer Experience Projects

The money, coming from the $1 billion investment in TMF made by the American Rescue Plan Act, will help implement the executive order on customer experience.

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