New chairmen and ranking members of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government and the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee could help break the 20-year IT modernization blockade.
The president also tapped Pam Coleman, the former personnel director for the state of New Mexico, to serve as the Office of Management and Budget's point person on federal workforce issues.
Democrats had hoped to quickly confirm Alejandro Mayorkas, a Obama-era veteran of the Department of Homeland Security, as the new DHS secretary under President-elect Joe Biden. But Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) has said he will place a hold on Mayorkas' nomination.
In today's Federal Newscast, at least 132,000 health care professionals at the Department of Veterans Affairs have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The latest COVID-19 relief package drew on some of the lessons agencies and lawmakers learned in implementing the first round of loans, payments and direct aid earlier this year. The IRS, for example, will receive access to the Social Security Administration's death master file in hopes of more accurately disbursing economic stimulus payments.
A bicameral group of Democrats have asked the Government Accountability Office to help them track instances of burrowing that have occurred during the last four years.
House Democrats, good government groups and federal employee associations are urging congressional appropriators to include language blocking the president's Schedule F executive order in the next spending bill.
Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced new legislation Wednesday that would simply nullify the president's recent Schedule F executive order. The bill has more than 35 cosponsors.
The vast majority of congressmen and senators who hold a key committee post or have a history of advocating for federal employees have won their reelection bids. Here's a roundup of the 2020 congressional races that matter to federal employees and contractors.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency will offer its Automated Information Sharing (AIS) program and new vulnerability disclosure platform as shared services to help improve the sharing of cyber threats.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has extended waivers for agencies requesting more time to excise that gear from their networks.
In today's Federal Newscast, on-time mail delivery still hasn’t fully recovered from operational changes made nearly two months ago by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.
In today's Federal Newscast, the Congressional Budget Justification Act requires agencies to post budget request documents to a single website each year.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee found agencies saved $450 million over the last two years through the Making Electronic Government Accountable By Yielding Tangible Efficiencies (MEGABYTE) Act.