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The Federal Government Classifies Too Many Documents

Courtney Bublé joins the podcast to talk about document management and Avril Haines's comments.

IOUs, Furloughs and More: Feds' Concerns About a Debt Default

Eric Katz joins the podcast to discuss the potential effects of a debt ceiling breach on agencies.

The New House Accountability Committee Chairman: ‘We’re Two Years Behind in Oversight’

Meanwhile, Democrats say Comer and his fellow Republicans are hypocritical and partisan.

The National Intelligence Director: Over-Classification Undermines Democracy

The ongoing investigations into handling of sensitive documents by former presidents and vice presidents have brought potential problems with the classification system back into the spotlight. 

Left in Limbo, a Handful of Biden’s Defense Picks Await Senate Action

Four nominees—all people of color—received committee approval months ago but have yet to get a Senate vote.

Former Presidential Innovation Fellow Stresses the Program’s Importance for Tech Recruitment

Current VA CTO Charles Worthington noted that PIF and other programs offer an important avenue for technologists to serve the public, while the government is looking to attract top talent.

The White House Will Require Agency Labor Advisors to Oversee Federal Contractors

Following through on a recommendation from a White House task force on empowering workers, administration officials said the 24 largest agencies must designate labor advisors, and strongly encouraged smaller agencies to do the same.

White House Defends Delay in Revealing Classified Documents at Biden Private Office and Home

Federal prosecutor Robert Hur will lead investigation to determine if president had mishandled classified material

Special Counsels, like Those Examining Biden’s and Trump’s Handling of Classified Documents, Are Intended to Be Independent – but They Aren’t Entirely

Special counsels can help administrations avoid the perception of bias, but politics is never fully out of the picture.

It's OK to Feel Optimistic About Governing and Democracy

Lisa Parshall joins the podcast to discuss the ways the Biden Administration

Joe Biden Tours El Paso for First Border Visit of His Presidency

He was greeted by Gov. Greg Abbott upon arrival at the El Paso airport. Abbott has been a chief critic of Biden’s immigration policies and has frequently called on him to visit the border over the past year.

National Science Foundation Spearheads New Funding to Improve Diversity in AI Workforce

In collaboration with six other federal groups, the NSF will focus on expanding minority-serving university offerings in artificial intelligence and machine learning education.

The Presidential Transition Law is Getting an Update

“Transitions are not just about measuring the drapes,” said one expert.

The White House Charts a Course for Open Government 

The fifth U.S. Open Government National Action Plan, shared exclusively with Government Executive before release, builds on many of the Biden administration's previous efforts.

Year of the Living Dead: How Schedule F Continued to Threaten to Upend the Civil Service in 2022

The Trump administration’s abortive effort to strip thousands of federal workers of their civil service protections continues to cast its shadow on government.