Defense

To US Army, Getting Women’s Body Armor Quickly Is an Unfunded Priority

Lawmakers question why the service left $81 million to “accelerate” gear for women and short men out of its latest budget request.

Workforce

The Psychological Benefits of Commuting to Work

Many people who have been working from home are experiencing a void they can’t quite name.

Management

The Budget Process Is 100 Years Old Today and Its Age Is Showing

A well-functioning democracy requires that elected leaders make sensible fiscal decisions and citizens are engaged and informed—none of which is happening right now.

Management

GovExec Daily: Staffing at the IRS and the Biden Budget

Eric Katz joins the show to discuss IRS chiefCharles Rettig’s recent appearance before the Senate Finance Committee .

Route Fifty

$5.6B in Earmarks Included in Transportation Bill

The 1,473 local projects funded in the bill range from a transportation center adjacent to the San Diego airport to a paved bike lane in New Jersey.

Management

Budget Request for Federal Prisons Agency Isn’t Enough, Union Says

Agency argues the president’s request “provides sufficient funding to cover ...cost increases in pay and benefits, rent costs, and prison and detention operations.” 

Nextgov

Where’s the DOD IT Budget Breakdown?

The previous two administrations released separate DOD IT budget documentation going back to at least 2013, but the Biden administration has not yet done the same.

Management

How Biden Can Strengthen the Federal Workforce

There is no better way to understand how the work experience has changed and how it can be improved than meeting with front line employees.

Nextgov

DHS Faces Rising Costs as Planned Biometrics Cloud Gets Pushed Back

Three years behind schedule, the move from legacy IDENT to the new Amazon-hosted HART system is now slated for the end of 2021.

Oversight

Congress Considers Future of the Military Draft, while Supreme Court Holds Off

Questions include whether women should be compelled to register, as men are, and whether the draft and draft registration should exist at all.

Defense

New Air Force One Could Be Delayed Another Year

GAO’s latest cost estimate brings the price tag to $2.6 billion apiece.

Workforce

Workers Who Feel Powerless Get Paranoid and Aggressive

Workers who feel like they don't have power on the job can start feeling paranoid and even start lashing out, researchers find.

Management

GovExec Daily: How an RFI Can Further Biden Diversity Goals

Stan Soloway joins the podcast to discuss how a recent request for information is being used as a crowd-sourcing tool for policy solutions around equity goals.

Management

What Is Pete Buttigieg Doing?

The secretary of transportation is on the road, talking infrastructure with anyone who will listen.

Management

Report Calling for At-Will Federal Employment Suggests Trump Workforce Policy Isn’t Going Anywhere

Experts say the release of a controversial paper advocating at-will employment for federal workers portends future efforts to strip employees of civil service protections.

Workforce

IRS Defends Proposed Hiring Surge Amid Pushback

Top officials seeks to convince skeptical Republicans that the agency can quickly address longstanding issues with more resources and personnel.

Nextgov

NSF, Tech Companies Partner to Create Post-5G Wireless Systems

They intend to promote the development of resilient and intelligent next-gen networks.

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