In today’s Federal Newscast, the Office of Government Policy clarifies what federal employees need to report when accepting invitations to attend conferences.
The Trump administration said back pay for contractors affected by the shutdown will be too costly and increase the risk of fraud, waste, and improper payments.
Jim Rolfes, the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s chief information officer, said he’s looking at cloud and open source tools to address the variety and velocity of data his agency faces.
The Government Accountability Office ruled the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s voluntary BYOD program doesn’t violate any laws.
Brian Friel of Bloomberg Government and Sterling Beard of The Hill newspaper talk about the new bill to delay sequestration and extend tax cuts. Alicia Cackley of the the Government Accountability Office discusses a new report on the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Cary Russell of the GAO outlines the logistical challenges of withdrawing from Afghanistan.
Several departments are seeing the benefits from governmentwide collaboration. The interagency National Intellectual Property Coordination Center used its relationships to get the word out more quickly about counterfeit air bags that potentially could explode on impact. HR University absorbed millions of dollars in performance management training courses from an agency who on the CHCO Council.
The debate over the size and scope of the government is heating up in Congress. Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief at Government Executive Magazine, said this debate is playing out in small ways throughout the entire government.