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Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

The federal government’s most disliked IT help desks

August 31, 2023

Via: Government Executive

The Department of Defense is at the bottom of the list of federal agencies for satisfaction with IT support and IT equipment according to a survey of more than 270,000 federal employees released Wednesday. The news should come as no […]


Federal, Policy

The federal government has more than 8,000 vacant properties. Why aren’t they being used to house the homeless?

July 11, 2023

Via: Government Executive

In Alameda, an island located in the San Francisco Bay, there’s an old federal maritime training center built in 1942 that has been sitting vacant for years. For almost as long, residents there have been batting around ideas for what […]


Industry, Workforce

How the federal government can help downtown Washington ‘return to work’

June 27, 2023

Via: Government Executive

Hybrid work has dramatically reduced the number of people working in downtown Washington, D.C., to the detriment of the Metro public transit system, small businesses, and the District’s vitality as a whole. Equally clear is the federal government’s outsized impact […]


Health Care, Industry

Federal government’s $1 billion effort to recruit next generation of doctors at risk

May 12, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

Thousands of women living in rural, eastern Maryland have few options when they’re looking for someone to deliver their babies. The local hospital doesn’t have an obstetrics doctor on staff so most women in this region, flanked by sprawling farm […]


Federal, Policy

Ex-Twitter execs to face GOP questioning on Hunter Biden

February 8, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

House Republicans questioned former Twitter executives Wednesday about the platform’s handling of reporting on Hunter Biden, the president’s son, fulfilling a party promise to investigate what they have long asserted is anti-conservative bias at social media companies. Three former executives […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Government wants to tax drivers by the mile. This bill from Darrell Issa could stop it

February 2, 2023

Via: Fox News

The federal government and several state-level entities have spent years trying to impose a new tax on drivers that would charge them for each mile driven, but a new bill from Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., aims to shut down that […]


Federal, Policy

US to max out on debt soon, setting up political fight

January 11, 2023

Via: Washington's Top News

The federal government is on track to max out on its $31.4 trillion borrowing authority as soon as this month, starting the clock on an expected standoff between President Joe Biden and the new House Republican majority that will test […]


Federal, Policy

US Census Bureau redefines meaning of ‘urban’ America

December 29, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Almost 1,000 cities, towns and villages in the U.S. lost their status as urban areas on Thursday as the U.S. Census Bureau released a new list of places considered urban based on revised criteria. Around 3.5 million residents living in […]


Federal, Policy

Farmers of color sue government for promised federal aid

December 6, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The federal government has illegally broken a promise to pay off the debts of a group of Black farmers, according to a class-action lawsuit. The group hopes to put pressure on officials to keep their word and to restore funding […]


Hardware & Software, Industry, Tech, Workforce

The Federal Government is Pushing for Security-Aware Developers

November 30, 2022

Via: Nextgov

In the past two years, we have seen the cybersecurity world forced to “grow up” quickly. The approach to security in the supply chain has been especially prominent, requiring fast-tracked solutions to successfully align with accelerating official mandates and recommendations. […]


Industry, Transportation & Infrastructure

Arizona’s Governor and the Federal Government Are Battling Over Shipping Containers at the Border

November 16, 2022

Via: Government Executive

Using old shipping containers isn’t a permanent or effective solution to secure the southern border, as state and Yuma officials know. Now, the political stunt is embroiled in a legal battle with the federal government. In August, Gov. Doug Ducey […]


Federal, Policy

GOP’s Cheney endorses Michigan Democrat Slotkin in a first

October 27, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney on Thursday endorsed and plans to campaign for Rep. Elissa Slotkin of Michigan, the first time that the critic of former President Donald Trump, who lost her GOP primary, has crossed party lines to formally support […]


Energy & Environment, Industry

Most in US want more action on climate change: AP-NORC poll

October 25, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

Nearly two-thirds of Americans think the federal government is not doing enough to fight climate change, according to a new poll that shows limited public awareness about a sweeping new law that commits the U.S. to its largest ever investment […]


Industry, Workforce

Federal Employee Morale is Falling, and One Group Thinks the Slow Appointments Process Is to Blame

July 13, 2022

Via: Government Executive

A good government group on Wednesday released its annual analysis of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, finding that across government, employee engagement and satisfaction fell 4.5 points from 2020 to 2021. Unlike the Office of Personnel Management, which pointed to […]


Federal, Policy

Feds taking first steps toward revising race, ethnic terms

June 16, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The federal government is taking preliminary steps toward revising racial and ethnic classifications that have not been changed in a quarter century following calls for more accurate categories for how people identify themselves in federal data gathering. The revisions could […]


Federal, Policy

The Federal Government Is Ramping Up Anti-Retail Theft Efforts

June 2, 2022

Via: Government Executive

The federal government is augmenting its efforts to counter organized retail crime, which leads to almost $70 billion in losses per year. Organized retail crime is the large-scale theft targeting retailers with the goal to resell the items for profit […]


Cloud Computing, Tech

The Federal Government Must Overcome 2 Challenges to Advance Cloud-Smart Strategies

May 27, 2022

Via: Nextgov

To say the U.S. federal government has made significant digital strides in recent years would be an understatement. As one of the few industries responsible for managing an overabundance of sensitive data and mission-critical applications that hundreds of millions of […]


Emerging Tech & Modernization, Tech

Here’s How the Federal Government Can Change its Strategies for Collecting and Using Data to Advance Equity

April 25, 2022

Via: Government Executive

It should be the “norm” for federal data to be broken down or disaggregated by ethnicity, race, gender, disability, income level, veteran status or other demographics, Biden administration officials said recently. That is one of the many recommendations from a […]


Federal, Policy

Biden administration unveils steps to boost equity in govt

April 14, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

The Justice Department is improving language access to its programs to help people with limited English proficiency better report crimes. The Interior Department is providing technical assistance to Native American tribes to help them apply for grants. The Energy Department […]


Cloud Computing, Tech

GSA to launch new BPA focusing on cloud technologies

April 6, 2022

Via: FCW

The General Services Administration is planning to launch a blanket purchase agreement focusing on cloud technologies as part of its effort to provide the federal government with a one-stop shop for secure commercial cloud offerings. GSA will host an industry […]