Management

Fix America by Undoing Decades of Privatization

Investing in public infrastructure should be at the center of a 21st-century civil-rights agenda.

Management

GovExec Daily: The Dwindling Number of Feds Assisting in the COVID-19 Fight

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss the cut of personnel assisting in the response.

Route Fifty

Geolocation Data Could Help Planners Design Communities that Require Less Driving

“By actually knowing where people are going, we can start to rethink how we plan for investments of all kinds and other policies,” says one of the authors of a new study.

Nextgov

Court Clarifies Timeline in JEDI Case

Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith issued deadlines through December for the Pentagon’s Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure contract.

Tech

New Eyewitness Accounts: Feds Didn’t Identify Themselves Before Opening Fire on Portland Antifa Suspect

Local law enforcement officers deputized as U.S. Marshals have given conflicting accounts of the shooting. Witnesses say they heard no warning before the agents shot Michael Reinoehl dead, an outcome President Trump termed “retribution.’’

Route Fifty

A State Project to Map Overdoses in Real Time

A statewide project in Connecticut takes reports of suspected opioid overdoses from first responders and maps them in real time, helping community partners better direct their services to high-risk areas.

Pay & Benefits

Feds Will Pay 4.9% More Toward Health Care Premiums Next Year

The Office of Personnel Management said Wednesday that it has revamped its online plan comparison tool and encouraged greater transparency from insurance carriers to tamp down on surprise billing.

Pay & Benefits

For Feds, Net Worth Is More Important Than Income

There are many stories of federal employees who don’t have 6-figure incomes yet still manage to build considerable wealth.

Nextgov

Federal Contractors Argue Cyber Insurance Isn’t a Safe Bet for Better Security

The idea that a vibrant insurance market could be an industry-friendly cybersecurity solution may be based on a flawed assumption.

Tech

How a Bizarre Claim About Masks Has Lived on for Months

Why the wrong idea that wearing a mask can harm your health has lived on through multiple debunkings.

Tech

GovExec Daily: Building Supply Chain Resiliency at Agencies and Contractors

Deloitte's Melanie Rojas joins the show to discuss how systems can better handle a disruption like the pandemic.

Management

Saying ‘Thank You’ Matters

Few people are in government for the money; it’s critical to recognize those who go above and beyond.

Nextgov

GPO Employees Overwhelmingly Satisfied With Leadership, IT Support During COVID-19 Telework

Employees gave their agency very high marks but asked for clarity about essential onsite work and use of personal IT equipment.