The Postal Service, weathering long-term financial challenges made worse by the coronavirus pandemic, is preparing for a record volume of mail-in ballots this November while also streamlining its operations to cut costs.
Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs Carl Risch said the department is looking at a “return to normal operations” at passport agencies within the next six-to-eight weeks and “a much more normal processing time” for incoming passport applications.
With Congress and Trump administration still divided over the terms of the next coronavirus spending bill, top Democrats have doubled down on measures that would bolster the Postal Service ahead of the Nov. 3 election.
The final version of the data reskilling program, which will begin mid-September, has been reshaped in part by the coronavirus pandemic.
CISA is thinking beyond the General Schedule approach to hiring in the federal government, which prioritizes experience in a professional setting, as well as degrees and certifications.
The House Modernization Committee has passed a dozen recommendations that reflect on feedback gathered from members of Congress and their staff working remotely at times during the coronavirus pandemic.
Agency facilities in the national capitol region have moved to phase two of the State Department’s “Diplomacy Strong” reopening strategy, which allows up to 80% of employees to return to the office.
Large swaths of the federal workforce are still out on mandatory telework because of the coronavirus, but the government could save billions of dollars each year if agencies continued to embrace work-from-home options even after the pandemic.
Four months after Congress approved a $10 billion loan for the Postal Service under the CARES Act, Treasury Department and USPS leadership have struck a deal on the terms of that loan.
The Trump administration’s request for $1.8 billion to build a new FBI headquarters in Washington D.C. in the latest coronavirus spending bill has lost any steam.
Following a 2015 mandate from Congress, SBA will end its self-certification process for women-owned small businesses on October 15. This comes after the agency’s inspector general found contract awards were going to vendors that didn’t meet the criteria for the program.
The new initiative, which USPS says will “enhance customer service by providing more consistent delivery times,” will start Saturday at nearly 400 facilities.
The Principles of AI Ethics for the Intelligence Community and AI Ethics Framework draw inspiration from the DoD’s own set of AI ethics principles that Secretary Mark Esper approved in February.
The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence urges Congress and the president to stand up a Digital Service Academy and a reserve corps modeled after the National Guard to tap into private-sector expertise.