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GovExec Daily: The Coronavirus Response from Census, Congress and the Pentagon

Courtney Bublé and Eric Katz join the podcast to examine the latest in the government response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus Roundup: Federal Government Scrambles to Obtain and Distribute Supplies

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

Three VA Health Workers Have Died of COVID-19. 776 Have Tested Positive.

After workers reported shortages of tests, masks and gloves, VA health staff in Detroit; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Indianapolis have died of COVID-19. Almost 800 have tested positive.

VA Looks to Boost Hiring to Confront Coronavirus as Employees Decry Shortfalls

Medical staff only able to provide "subpar care" to patients under current circumstances, one nurse says.

Coronavirus Roundup: Agencies Warn of Cyber Breaches During Telework

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

The Pentagon Is Using Zoom. Is it Safe?

Experts say the ubiquitous videoconferencing tools bear some risk of accidentally exposing mundane details, and even inviting a new wave of deep fakes. But the risks can be managed.

Coronavirus Roundup: 39-Year-Old TSA Employee Dies, VA Steps Up Assistance to States

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

COVID-19 Could Lead to An Epidemic of Clinical Depression

Stress, loss, loneliness and isolation are key factors in clinical depression, which affects millions. The U.S was unprepared for COVID-19 – will it remain unprepared for its medical aftermath?

Coronavirus Roundup: Lawmakers Seek Protections for Military Families, National Service Participants 

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

GovExec Daily: Pivoting to Virtual Work Environments

Jacquelyn Phillips had to change a 90-person meeting from an in-person event to a virtual one. She joins the podcast to explain how she did it and how she continues to lead staff remotely during the pandemic.

Thousands of Federal Employees Have Contracted COVID-19

Many more are quarantined due to possible exposure as employees are on the frontlines fighting the coronavirus and providing essential services.

Coronavirus Roundup: IRS Will Automatically Send Checks to Social Security Recipients

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

How To Keep Your Pets Happy While Social Distancing

Staying home for social distancing may disrupt your pets' routine. But recreating a schedule can keep them (and you) happy.

Thousands of IRS Employees Are Currently Home With Pay, But Not Working

Agency faces major logistical challenges after massive stimulus package, but union says tens of thousands of employees cannot work remotely.

Coronavirus Roundup: A Dire New Assessment, More Calls to Close National Parks

There's a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

America’s Other Heroes: The U.S. Public Health Service

On a recent visit to San Antonio, I encountered a new example of selfless service.