The New Agenda

Despite Biden’s Efforts on Ethics, Some Observers Say More Safeguards Are Needed

“We’re in kind of a post-Watergate era right now,” said Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette, government affairs manager at the Project on Government Oversight. “I think that’s exactly the time you want to do something like a reform of government ethics.”

Biden’s ‘A-Team’ Turnover Shows ‘Return to Normalcy,’ Report Finds

Staff’s professional experience and transition efforts were likely stabilizing factors. 

GovExec Daily: How to Make The Customer Service Order Work

Stan Soloway joins the podcast to discuss the administration's priorities.

White House Releases 'Unprecedented’ Guidance to Agencies on Cooperating With Watchdogs

Strengthening communication and establishing liaisons for inspectors general offices are some of the new action items for agency leaders. 

GovExec Daily: Why This Management Agenda Is Different

Terry Gerton and Robert Shea join the podcast to discuss the Biden-Harris administration’s Management Agenda Vision.

GovExec Daily: The President's Management Agenda Vision

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to discuss the Biden-Harris administration's PMA document.

New Executive Order Seeks to Reduce Worker Turnover on Service Contracts 

This is one of several efforts by the Biden administration to use federal procurement and contracting to advance equity and its other priorities. 

Biden Administration Unveils Management Vision That Rests on Empowering Federal Employees

Other top priorities include serving citizens equitably, and improving the federal acquisition and financial management systems.

Biden Taps Veteran Journalist to Lead Global Media Agency

Workforce management and boosting morale are ongoing challenges the agency is working to address. 

Labor Department Works to Rescind ‘Problematic’ Contractor Rule

The Trump-era rule clarified religious protections for federal contractors, which many critics argued would allow for discrimination.

A Historic Swearing in at the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

Dr. Rachel Levine became the United States’ first openly transgender four-star officer and first female four-star admiral of the corps. 

Lawmaker Introduces Standalone Bill for Biden’s Health Agency 

The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health would conduct federal research on cancer and other diseases. 

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Could Become a Factor in Winning Government Contracts

The Biden administration is looking to use procurement and the budget process to tackle the climate crisis.