FEMA Explores Outsourcing Much of the $2.5B Program for Northern New Mexico Fire Victims

A contract document gives new details on how the agency plans to run the program

NARA’s Chief Innovator Won Big Last Week

Pamela Wright’s “exceptional executive leadership is invaluable to NARA, our strategic goals, and our mission,” said the acting archivist of the United States.

Conspiracy-Minded People Were More Likely to Hesitate on COVID Vax

New research shows that people who had a conspiracy mindset before the pandemic were more likely to believe fake info about COVID.

House Panel Advances Bill to Force Tracking on Ballots Mailed Through USPS

While Republicans have reservations about voting by mail, the bill won overwhelming bipartisan support.

A Cybersecurity Agency Has Hired Its First 'Chief People Officer'

NASA's Elizabeth Kolmstetter will be charged with aligning talent recruitment efforts at the cybersecurity agency during an increasingly tight labor market.

Coronavirus Roundup: White House Asks for More COVID Funding, Again

There’s a lot to keep track of. Here’s a list of this week’s news updates and stories you may have missed.

USPS Is Heading Into the Busy Holiday Season With Far Fewer Employees Than in Recent Years

Still, postal officials and other stakeholders expressed confidence the agency will avoid the record delays mailers experienced in 2020.

Biden’s Nominee to Become the Regulations Czar Goes to the Full Senate

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted 9-2 to report the nomination out of committee.

Voter Intimidation in 2022 Follows a Long History of Illegal, and Racist, Bullying

Any behavior reasonably calculated to dissuade a person from participating in an election is intimidation.

GovExec Daily: What Musk's Twitter Purchase Means for National Security

The podcast discusses what the upheaval at the social network means for feds, the public and contractors.

Here’s What the Contracting Community Thinks of the New Proposed Rule on Climate Reporting  

The proposed rule is part of the Biden administration’s larger environmental agenda, but it comes with costs for contractors. 

Biden to Federal Contractors: Make Plans to Cut Your Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Companies supplying the largest buyer of goods on the planet could soon have to get in line with the Paris Agreement.

What to Watch for in the Lame-Duck Congress

Many of the outstanding issues will have significant impacts on federal agencies and their workforces.

The Latest on the Midterm Election Results and What They Could Mean for the Executive Branch

The Democrats will maintain control of the Senate, meaning easier confirmations for political appointees and less combative investigations.  

DOJ Looks to Improve the FOIA Experience With a New ‘Wizard’

A new FOIA search tool is under development, while forthcoming shared business standards aim to streamline case management systems.

Biden Taps Federal Management Guru to Lead IRS

Nominee previously led the tax agency and has ideas on implementing its unprecedented cash infusion.