Pandemic has spawned all sorts of government innovations, and not all at the federal level

A year in, and government at all levels are assessing how they’ve responded, to the pandemic, that is, and what innovations they might want to keep, and…

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DoD outpaces public in vaccine efficiency, says vaccine is safe for nearly all adults

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In this Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, photo is a Samsung Galaxy S10+ smartphone during a product preview in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Military has new way to keep in touch with service members during stressful times

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National Guard troops continue to be deployed around the Capitol one day after the inauguration of President Joe Biden, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

New legislation means new benefits for National Guard members

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Pandemic shows U.S. needs to beef up biological defenses

The government seemed off guard when the COVID-19 pandemic first hit US shores. Now a bipartisan commission which warned of the need for strong biological…

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(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2021 file photo a medical staff member prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Tudor Ranch in Mecca, Calif. Five weeks into its vaccination program, California still doesn't have nearly the supply to meet demand and there's growing angst among residents over the difficulty to even get in line for a shot. Social media is awash with people seeking or giving tips on how to maneuver through the system. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Can government fix vaccine distribution screwup?

Biden administration has to help straighten out the COVID-19 vaccine chaos at the state level.

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(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)President Joe Biden signs executive orders on the economy in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, in Washington. Vice President Kamala Harris looks on at left. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

DPA will help Biden lead a more federal-centric response to COVID

The emergency acquisition authority is expected to get heavy use in Biden’s first year as president.

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