Oversight

GovExec Daily: A Request for Stronger Whistleblower Protections

The Government Accountability Project's Irvin McCullough joins the show to discuss a letter sent to the White House and Congress.

Nearly 90% of Pentagon Employees Said Telework Hasn't Hurt Productivity

A report from the Defense Department’s inspector general found that early IT issues following the shift to maximum telework stemmed from component agencies failing to perform required test runs.

Over 200 Groups Call for Whistleblower Reform for Public Servants

Several federal employee organizations signed onto the letter to President Biden and congressional leaders.

Thirty-Five Trump Appointees Have Converted to Career Federal Jobs Over the Last Year

Six more Trump-era politicals who sought to "burrow in" at the 11th hour are currently pending review.

Third Defense Audit Shows Some Progress, Watchdog Says

Some components are performing better, but overall, the department’s books still don’t add up.

‘Immediate Relief Is Really Critical’: Isabella Guzman on Her New Role as Head of the Small Business Administration

Guzman is leading a department that will shepherd an influx of federal cash to help businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. She says she wants to prioritize women and people of color.

GovExec Daily: The USPS Strategic Plan and DeJoy's Future

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss the embattled Postmaster General and the 10-year plan.

Migrants, Including Children, Face Cramped Conditions at South Texas Border Patrol Facility

Images released by a Democratic U.S. representative show settings similar to those that Democrats hammered former President Donald Trump over two years ago, when that administration encountered an increase of migrant apprehensions

CDC Stats on COVID-19 Deaths Obscure Structural Racism

The CDC controls for geography in its statistics about racial and ethnic disparities in COVID-19 deaths. Researchers say that's a problem.

Machine Learning System Predicts Severe COVID-19

An advanced machine learning system can accurately predict the risk of a patient's COVID-19 advancing to severe disease or death, say researchers.

Lawmakers Unveil and Advance Bills Seeking to Increase Transparency of the Federal Government

The legislation involves the federal budget, regulations, public records requests, advisory committees and more.

Why the Pandemic Experts Failed

We’re still thinking about pandemic data in the wrong ways.

GovExec Daily: How to Implement the Latest COVID-19 Relief Plan

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss the new coronavirus bill and how the Biden administration is going to approach oversight.

Deb Haaland Confirmed as First Native American Cabinet Secretary

The enrolled member of the Laguna Pueblo will head the Interior Department, which oversees public lands and administers programs related to 550 federally recognized tribes.

President Biden: COVID Relief Needs ‘Fastidious Oversight’

The American Rescue Plan is the latest in the federal government’s historic pandemic spending.