Coronavirus

Defense Intel Head: We ‘Did What We Were Supposed To’ With COVID Warning

DIA chief hints that the public doesn’t yet know just what the military knew about the coronavirus.

ICE Deported a Woman Who Accused Guards of Sexual Assault While the Feds Were Still Investigating the Incident

The DHS and DOJ inspectors general are investigating allegations that ICE guards assaulted detainees in camera blind spots. DHS instructed ICE not to deport a key witness, then suddenly decided to allow it.

GovExec Daily: Communications and the Pandemic

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss the $250M messaging contract at HHS that Democrats want to investigate.

Calls for Investigations, Resignations Ramp Up Over Allegations of Political Interference at Federal Agencies

Democrats are probing potential improper political influence at several different agencies across government.

Emails Show the Meatpacking Industry Drafted an Executive Order to Keep Plants Open

Hundreds of emails offer a rare look at the meat industry’s influence and access to the highest levels of government. The draft was submitted a week before Trump’s executive order, which bore striking similarities.

America Is About to Lose Its 200,000th Life to Coronavirus. How Many More Have to Die?

As another grim milestone approaches, here are the lessons officials ignored and what the country needs to do to prevent further tragedy.

OSHA’s ‘Minuscule’ Coronavirus Citations at Food Processing Plants Alarm Worker Safety Advocates

The Labor Secretary “is sending a message that pork shoulders and steaks are more important than the lives and lungs of working people,” said a former OSHA administrator.

After Multiple Delays, OPM to Begin Fielding Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

The agency will ask all federal employees to respond to the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey across two six-week waves, meaning most results will not be available to agencies or for public viewing until 2021.

'Perfect Storm' Threatens 'Major Institutional Defeat' for the Census, Top Watchdog Says

The decennial count is ahead of schedule overall, but a condensed schedule and hiring shortfalls are creating significant risks.

House Democrat Seeks to Hold IGs Accountable for Reviewing Agencies’ Reopenings

Most of the watchdog offices contacted by Rep. Connolly plan to conduct some form of review. 

Coronavirus Roundup: Lawmakers Ask HHS for Vaccine Distribution Plans; USAID Deactivates Pandemic Task Force

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

The Emotionally Challenging Next Phase of the Pandemic

The end of summer is a bitter reminder: America’s coronavirus ordeal won’t end when 2020 does.