Coronavirus Roundup: Military Cases Spike; July 4th Concerns Grow; Free Masks for Feds

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

GovExec Daily: How Governments Can Use Contact Tracing in the Fight Against the Pandemic

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley joins the podcast to discuss why governments need to use technology to identify, isolate and track localized outbreaks.

Furlough Notices in Hand, Citizenship and Immigration Employees Look for New Jobs

Facing at least 30 days without pay, employees are frustrated. "Like it or not, I have to go," one says.

Coronavirus Roundup: No More Tax Filing Extensions; New Worries About CDC Being Sidelined

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

The 3 Weeks That Changed Everything

Imagine if the National Transportation Safety Board investigated America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

FEMA Ordered $10.2 Million in COVID-19 Testing Kits It’s Now Warning States Not to Use

The faulty lab equipment sold by a company whose owner has faced fraud allegations is being investigated by the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general.

Lockheed Says It’s Hired 8,300 Since Coronavirus Hit

The company also says it sent $1.1 billion in accelerated payments to keep suppliers afloat amid COVID-19.

GovExec Daily: Change as Leadership Constant

Grant Thornton's Nina Kern joins the podcast to discuss why leadership can adapt to a constantly changing world.

How To Work From Home Without Hurting Your Back

"Anyone who is facing discomfort is at risk for developing a longer-term injury." Here are tips for injury-free working from home.

After COVID Delay, OPM Prepares for 2020 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey

This year’s iteration of the annual survey of federal workers’ engagement and morale will begin on July 13 and include questions about agencies’ response to the coronavirus pandemic.

What America Asks of Working Parents Is Impossible

More and more, the goals of being a dedicated employee and being a dedicated parent seem to be in conflict.

How the United States' Massive Failure to Close the Digital Divide Got Exposed By Coronavirus

Three out of four Americans without reliable high-speed internet access live in urban areas. Most haven’t connected because they can’t afford it.

Trump Administration Lacks Comprehensive Plan to Reopen Federal Offices, GAO Says

Republicans say feds should swiftly go back to work: "It’s time to take our chances," one argues.