An interim report from the Commission on Military, National and Public Service shows some reason to be optimistic about the future of federal service. Young Americans are interested in public service, but there are too many barriers to get involved, the commission said.
The National Science Foundation is looking to build a “market” for technology aimed at lowering the barriers for federal employees today to get the jobs of the future.
Steven Dillingham, the Trump administration’s pick to head up the Census Bureau, just 18 months out from the 2020 decennial count, faces the challenge of overseeing the first census that households can respond to online.
The organization’s 20th director started her service as a volunteer in Tunisia in the 1960s and said she hopes it can continue its mission while maintaining volunteers’ safety around the world.
The National Commission on Military, National and Public Service launched its two-year study, which will gather public feedback on the military’s selection service and other civilian volunteer programs. Commissioners hope these conversations will renew the public’s interest in serving in national service.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Customs and Border Protection says it reviewed over 30 thousand electronic devices last year, while also announcing changes its making to the search process.
IG says its imperative the Peace Corps address areas surrounding planning, implementation and cybersecurity in next fiscal year
House oversight members said they want help give agency inspectors general all the tools they need to do thorough work.
The Peace Corps and the Small Business Administration are colluding to help Peace Corps volunteers find jobs either in entrepreneurship or in the federal workforce after their service ends.
The Peace Corps has made a lot of progress in recent years boosting the numbers of people who sign up. Yet it has persistent problems with internal operations and in training and safety of its far flung volunteers. Peace Corps Inspector General Kathy Buller joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss the latest annual IG report detailing these issues.