The New Agenda

Biden Administration Details Who Is Covered By the Federal Employee Vaccine Mandate, Exemptions and Discipline

Update released Thursday notes that the requirement holds for all federal employees regardless of whether they are working in the office. 

Biden Announces Pick to Lead the National Park Service

If confirmed by the Senate, Charles Sams III would become the first permanent leader in the position in over four years.

CDC Launches New Disease Forecasting Center

The organization, funded by the American Rescue Plan, will focus on predicting outbreaks and sharing information about them.

Biden to Nominate former HUD Official to Lead Federal Procurement Office

If confirmed, Biniam Gebre would play a leading role in administering the administration’s ambitious management plans.

Homeland Security Cancels Two Border Wall Contracts

These are the first cancellations since DHS released its plan for unobligated border wall funds in June. 

New Justice Communications Policy Strives for Independence from Political Influence 

The White House also released its policy for communications with agencies and departments. 

GovExec Daily: The Complications of Raising the Minimum Contractor Wage

GovExec contributor Stan Soloway joins the podcast discuss the the Biden Executive Order.

Federal Diversity Officers Stress Importance of Data 

OPM, State Department, FBI and Office of the Director of National Intelligence officials speak about Biden’s recent executive order and what they’ve already been doing. 

Biden Signs Three Resolutions Undoing ‘Midnight’ Trump Regulations

The regulations are from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Treasury Department and Environmental Protection Agency. 

Biden Is Moving ‘Full Speed’ on Management Priorities Despite Key Vacancies

While several top management positions still await confirmed nominees, it hasn’t slowed the administration’s agenda, a senior White House official says.

White House Outlines ‘Made in America’ Executive Order Implementation

Agencies must designate a senior official to spearhead efforts to support domestic manufacturing.