In today’s Federal Newscast, bills to improve agency oversight of sexual harassment and give federal interns the same protection as employees pass the House.
HUD, USDA CIOs talking IT modernization and cybersecurity among the most listened and read Ask the CIO interviews last year.
Hundreds of federal employees rallied in Washington, D.C. on Thursday in protest of the partial government shutdown. The prolonged shutdown is holding their next paychecks, due Jan. 11, “hostage,” employees said.
Furloughed and excepted federal employees said the government shutdown is prompting them to make tough decisions about their bills, mortgage and family obligations.
Agencies impacted by the shutdown have turned off Twitter and Facebook feeds, while Washington D.C. area restaurants are offering free food.
With the Office of Management and Budget soon to release the draft version of its federal data strategy, forward-thinking agency program offices see opportunities to leverage their data to get a better sense of how much performance they get out of each dollar in their budgets.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development launched a special website to highlight the people who benefit from the agency’s services.
GSA’s Rob Coen took on a new role as OASIS program manager, while HUD’s Chad Cowan is the new acting assistant secretary for administration.
USDA says it won’t make the 2020 deadline for transitioning to GSA’s EIS telecommunications contract, while HUD says it will be close.
In today’s Federal Newscast, former Navy commander Troy Amundson was sentenced to more than two years in prison for accepting gifts from the now infamous contractor Leonard Francis.