Emergency Response

GovExec Daily: Disaster Management Amid the Pandemic

Former FEMA official Carlos Castillo joins the show to explain how the agency is working emergency management during the COVID-19 crisis.

High-Ranking Democrat Launches Investigation Into USDA Pandemic Food Assistance Program 

Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., will review contracting practices and overall management. 

VA Secretary: We’re Preparing for Coronavirus ‘Boomerang’ in Fall

In an interview, Robert Wilkie details efforts to stockpile equipment and boost hiring.

Federal Prisons System Opens Hospital at New Coronavirus Hotspot 

The hospital will treat inmates at a correctional complex in Santa Barbara County, Calif. 

Coronavirus Roundup: A Case That Telework Has Made Some Feds More Productive During the Pandemic

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

Legislation Would Designate a Civilian Official to Oversee Acquisition of Medical Supplies, Bolster Transparency

Process of getting equipment to front-line workers during the coronavirus pandemic has been “absolute chaos” so far, bill sponsor says. 

More Than 10,000 Federal Employees Have Contracted COVID-19

The number of positive cases in the federal workforce has more than quadrupled since early April.

OPM Reopens Feds’ Annual Giving Drive for Coronavirus Donations

Acting director says the federal workforce can lead by example in helping alleviate some of the strain on charities' resources.

Coronavirus Response 'Likely' to Lead to IRS Backlogs, IG Says

Outstanding cases have already spiked due to shutdown, and now thousands of employees are home and not working.

White House Wants Agencies to ‘Repurpose’ Federal Financial Assistance Programs to Fight COVID-19

The move would allow federal grant recipients to donate money and equipment to coronavirus relief efforts.

Coronavirus Roundup: Concern Over Ending Weather and Safety Leave Schedules for Border Agents

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

U.S. Military Can Do More to Help with Coronavirus, House Armed Services Chief Says

The House Armed Services Committee’s top Democrat says the Pentagon needs to “get creative” in its response.