Workforce

Key Agencies Are Shedding the Exact Employees They Need to Spend New Infrastructure Dollars

Watchdogs caution agencies could face critical staffing shortages that could impact implementation of Biden's signature infrastructure law.

Oversight

The Inflation Reduction Act Promises Thousands of New Oil Leases. Drillers Might not Want Them.

The bigger question about Joe Manchin’s fossil fuel provisions is if they’ll succeed on the senator’s own terms.

Oversight

Senate Approves Democrats' Sweeping Climate and Health Bill

The legislation would unlock billions in new grants for states and local governments. But some lament its lack of help on housing and other issues. It will next go to the House.

Management

GovExec Daily: The Decision That May Upset the Administrative State

Don Kettl joins the podcast to discuss the Supreme Court's decision that could change the regulatory state.

Tech

Preventing Wildfires Could Start With Data From Controlled Burns

Sage combines machine learning with data from edge sensors to provide on-the-spot detection, monitoring and analysis of a burning area.

Tech

The Biden Administration Unveils a Website to Help Combat Extreme Heat Conditions

Heat.gov includes interactive maps, forecasts and other resources to help officials and the general public cope with high temperatures.

Management

The Forest Service Announces an Emergency Plan to Save Giant Sequoias

In the past two years, nearly 20 percent of the iconic trees have been destroyed by wildfire.

Management

Let Feds Have Their Meat and Veggies Too, Lawmakers Tell Biden

The government should set an example by making sure healthier and more sustainable entrees are available at its facilities, House members say.

Oversight

Biden Announces New Climate Change Actions but Holds An Emergency Declaration in Reserve

The president has pledged sweeping action on climate change but struggled to deliver it. A legal scholar explains why a national emergency declaration should be a last resort.

Management

USPS Ramps Up Electric Vehicles to Half of Its Initial Contract Order

With a new network and cash windfall, the Postal Service is going more electric—including with off-the-shelf options.

Oversight

A Key U.S. Energy Efficiency Program Has a Major Flaw — and Pennsylvania Is Trying to Fix It

Homes are rejected for efficiency upgrades because they need repairs. Many owners can't afford them.

Management

GovExec Daily: USGS is Fighting the 'Blood Diamond' Trade

Peter Chirico joins the podcast to discuss how the U.S. Geological Survey is tracking and surveying the mining and selling of blood minerals.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: Despite the Supreme Court, the EPA Can Still Do Its Job

Former Regional Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Southeast Region Heather Toney joins the podcast to discuss the high court's decision and its effects on regulatory agencies.

Oversight

GovExec Daily: The Supreme Court Is Limiting the Regulatory State

The Brennan Center's Martha Kinsella joins the podcast to discuss the high court's decision on regulatory power.

Oversight

19 U.S. Diplomatic Posts Receive Grants for Their Sustainable Ideas

A State Department program awards up to $1 million to assist U.S. embassies and consulates for their innovative solutions to environmental problems.

Oversight

Grain Elevator Project Could Destroy African American Historical Sites, Preservation Agency Says

Following ProPublica's reporting, a federal agency says that a proposed grain elevator in Louisiana could harm a historic plantation and asks why a report was changed to minimize discussion of possible damage.

Management

Joe Biden Has a New Vision for the National Flood Insurance Program

The administration's flood insurance reforms could improve transparency — and make some Americans more vulnerable.

Tech

Why Biden Just Declared Heat Pumps and Solar Panels Essential to National Defense

Other presidents used the Defense Production Act to boost fossil fuel supplies. Biden is using it to replace them with clean energy. But just ramping up production isn’t enough.

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