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Expert: Worries about Democracy Remain a Year after Jan. 6 Insurrection

Nearly a year after the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, concerns remain about the state of American democracy, says Michael Traugott.

GovExec Daily: The Customer Experience Under the Biden Administration

John Kamensky joins the podcast to discuss the Executive Order and Presidential Management Agenda Vision.

The Vaccine Rollout Was a Success. But Events Within and Beyond Biden’s Control Stymied Progress.

There were variants, vaccine hesitancy and messaging mix-ups. And, despite campaign promises, Biden and his administration sometimes took actions or made statements without waiting for full scientific evidence to back them up.

We’re Heading Toward a Very American Climate Tragedy

If Democrats fail to pass a climate policy, they will all but guarantee that the world will warm by a dangerous amount and that the U.S. will surrender its technological advantage to China.

Three Soldiers to Receive Medal of Honor

The awards are for actions during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

Biden Orders Agencies to Take Steps to Improve Government Customer Service

The people-first approach tackles everything from federal benefits to passport services to disaster recovery. 

Biden Order Will Make Federal Operations Carbon-Neutral by 2050

Agencies have just six more years before they must stop buying polluting cars.

Judge Suspends Federal Contractor Vaccine Mandate Nationwide

This follows a preliminary injunction for three states last week. 

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.

Former Air Force Weapons Chief Tapped as Pentagon’s Lead Arms Buyer

Bill LaPlante has spent the past six years working on military-related tech.

Biden Administration Delays Vaccine Mandate Penalties Until 2022

OMB and OPM officials said agencies should extend the counseling portion of enforcement of President Biden’s vaccine mandate through the end of the year, citing recent progress in the federal workforce’s vaccination rate.

Defense Industry Asks White House to Allow COVID Tests to Substitute for Vax Mandate

Nation’s largest military shipbuilder says it won’t comply until mandate is written into a contract.

How Lincoln Turned Regional Holidays Into National Celebrations

The president used Thanksgiving and Christmas to reunite a divided country.

White House Diversity Strategic Plan Focuses on Equity in Hiring and Pay

Many of the administration’s strategies dovetail with its efforts to revitalize the federal workforce.