A new instructional letter from the General Services Administration provides guidance for responsible use of generative AI by employees and contractors with access to GSA systems.
Andrea Brandon, the deputy assistant secretary for budget, finance, grants and acquisition for the Interior Department, said the agency has implemented robotics process automation across six areas and several others are in the works.
With an early start to wildfire season already underway, agency officials warn major attrition of federal wildland firefighters is coming, unless there are permanent pay and workforce reforms.
In today's Federal Newscast: Disabled veterans will soon see a cost-of-living adjustment in their benefits. In January, a data error exposed the personnel info of employees from several agencies. And lawmakers want updates on the growing problem of stolen mail.
In today's Federal Newscast, almost half of all CFO Act agencies have fewer employees today than in 2010.
The latest poll of Americans' satisfaction with service they get from the federal government is up. But with a score of 66 out of 100, the American Customer Satisfaction Index is still below pre-pandemic levels.
A cybersecurity catastrophe appears to be brewing. Kaniah Konkoly-Thege points to several signs out there that don't bode well for critical data or critical infrastructure.
Easy passwords like "Password 1 2 3 4." Multiple people with the same password. Inactive user accounts not closed. One-factor authentication. No password expiration.
It's 2023, and at least the Interior Department, thousands of employees use floppy-disk era passwords.
In today's Federal Newscast: Bad computer password practices could lead to phishing attacks at the Interior Department. 2022 Unclassified Defense Department procurement spending nearly hits an all-time high. And the penalty for unethical feds could hit over $70,000.
Although low pay is the most common barrier to retaining federal wildland firefighters, the Government Accountability Office said other factors like poor-work life balance and career advancement challenges also impact the workforce.
Increasingly, agency leadership is setting its sights on driving customer experience inward. Why? To improve employee engagement, job satisfaction and ability to deliver on mission. We take a look at efforts happening now at USDA, DHS and Interior.
The Interior Department is putting together a future of work plan to determine what its needs and lessons learned are regarding telework, office space and employee engagement after the investments made during the pandemic.
In today's Federal Newscast: It looks like a government shutdown at midnight on Friday has been avoided. Lots of changes planned if the National Cemeteries Preservation and Protection Act is passed. And dissatisfaction and exhaustion rise for employees at the Social Security Administration.