Tag: federal agencies

Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

What are agencies doing with AI? A bipartisan Senate duo wants to know

November 14, 2023

Via: Government Executive

Lawmakers on the Senate Finance Committee are asking for clearer information on how some federal agencies use artificial intelligence technologies in their operations to ensure that such uses are safe and secure. Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Mike Crapo, R-Idaho […]

Industry, Workforce

White House Task Force: Agencies Need to Do More to Support Unionization in the Federal Workforce

February 8, 2022

Via: Government Executive

A White House task force on Monday said that federal agencies can do a better job of fostering positive relations with federal employee unions simply by being more transparent with employees and job applicants, as well as improving communications with […]

Federal, Industry, Policy, Workforce

Bill would require Senate confirmation for US prison chief

January 14, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Days after the head of the troubled federal Bureau of Prisons said he was resigning amid increased scrutiny over his leadership, lawmakers have introduced a bill to require Senate confirmation for future bureau directors — the same process used to […]

Cybersecurity, IT Policy, Tech

Federal agencies face new zero-trust cybersecurity requirements

September 13, 2021

Via: CSO Online

As part of the Biden administration’s wide-ranging cybersecurity executive order (EO) issued in May, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued three documents on zero trust last week. Zero trust is […]

Federal, Policy

Federal Labor Authority Restores Dispute Resolution Office

February 18, 2021

Via: Government Executive

The Federal Labor Relations Authority on Wednesday announced that it is re-establishing an office that historically has been used to help settle disputes between unions and federal agencies before they result in costly litigation, a further sign of the Biden […]

Federal, Policy

Too Many Americans Still Don’t Receive Acceptable Service from Federal Agencies

September 3, 2020

Via: Government Executive

A 2016 Forester Research report found that the federal government had a “near monopoly on the worst experiences.” By 2019, the company’s Customer Experience Index survey showed that Americans’ experiences with federal services “remains weak and uneven,” even though the […]

Federal, Policy

Government Surpasses Small Business Contracting Goals in Fiscal 2019 for Seventh Year

August 18, 2020

Via: Government Executive

The federal government exceeded its overall small business contracting goals for the seventh consecutive year in fiscal 2019 by awarding $132.9 billion in prime contracts, which was an increase of more than $12 billion from the previous year. On August […]

Federal, Policy

New bill would bar federal agencies from using facial-recognition technology

June 25, 2020

Via: Fortune

Democratic lawmakers introduced a bill on Thursday that would ban federal agencies from using facial recognition technology for surveillance. The proposed bill—introduced by Senators Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.)—comes […]

Federal, Policy

Executives Are Giving Trump Credit for a Surging Stock Market. But Not for Jobs

September 18, 2017

Via: Fortune

A survey of the chief financial officers of major global companies has found that a vast majority of the executives give President Donald Trump some or most of the credit for this year’s continued stock market rally. But Trump’s impact […]


Finding a Fix for Government Performance

December 28, 2016

Via: Government Executive

As public trust in government declines, federal agencies are at a crossroads. Workforce management is part of the problem—and the solution. Agencies need to do a better job of engaging employees, developing talent and harnessing knowledge. The transition to the […]


Some agencies will miss 2016 email management deadline

April 15, 2016

Via: FCW

Federal agencies are required to manage all email records in electronic format by the end of 2016. According to self-assessment reports filed with the National Archives and Records Administration, most agencies are on track to meet the deadline. However, a […]


The real killer app: Citizen service

June 15, 2015

Via: itCurated

For all the disruption that the launch of caused, it had a number of healthy side effects, including a commitment to improving digital services at all levels of government, especially applications designed for mobile users. Since then, the Obama […]