A recent report by the Aspen Institute found that despite existing efforts to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), the cybersecurity field remains mostly homogenous among technical practitioners and policy thinkers.
While the White House’s September 9 executive order makes clear that employees of Federal government contractors will be covered by an updated coronavirus vaccine mandate, the exact details of that requirement may not be learned until later this month when the government’s Safer Federal Workforce Task Force issues more precise information.
The National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) established the Center for Intergovernmental Partnership (CIP) to strengthen collaboration and cooperation among leaders at all levels of the U.S. government.
The hybrid work environment has created a previously unheard-of number of new endpoints that agencies need to protect. Federal officials examined the unique challenges that now exist as everything from computers to printers, mobile devices, and even sensors reside in and outside an agency’s walls during a September 1 GovLoop webinar.
The Biden Administration launched the U.S. Digital Corps, a two-year fellowship that will recruit early-career technologists to advance the Federal government’s tech workforce.
The State Department’s Office of the Science and Technology Adviser (STAS) has been an asset for the State Department in the ten years since its inception. Still, a failure to develop implementation plans and constant personnel and leadership turnover hampered the agency’s overall effectiveness, according to a recent audit from the department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG).
President Joe Biden announced his intent to appoint ten members to the Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP), an independent entity within the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA).
The Pentagon is preparing guidance to mandate all service members receive the COVID-19 vaccine, now that the Pfizer vaccine has received full approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said today.
As Federal agencies modernize IT systems to meet mission goals, they must overcome barriers to creating business cases for change.
Agency culture is one of the barriers that can prevent change from happening at departments, Head of Office of Online Services at the IRS Karen Howard said today during the GovLoop Virtual Summit.
The Safer Federal Workforce Task Force, led by the White House COVID-19 Response Team, released new guidance this week outlining COVID-19 testing requirements for unvaccinated Federal employees and onsite contractors.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is finalizing a rule that would allow Federal agencies to hire college students more easily into the Federal workforce, according to a rule being finalized August 17.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is expanding its COVID-19 vaccine mandate on Aug. 13 to include most Veterans Health Administration (VHA) employees, volunteers, contractors, or anyone who comes in contact with VA patients and healthcare workers as part of their job, the agency announced today. Additionally, the National Guard, part of the Department of […]
The White House has issued new guidance in a series of questions and answers regarding COVID-19 vaccine and testing requirements for Federal employees, contractors, and visitors.
The White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced Federal employees will need to wear a mask inside of Federal buildings once again, in light of new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suggesting those who are fully vaccinated wear a mask indoors in areas of substantial or high transmission.
While teleworking during the pandemic, women have had to balance work and home responsibilities while still attempting to achieve corporate goals and managing teams and customer needs. Women in the Federal sector discussed the positives and negatives of telework, and the urgency to have women rejoin the workforce on July 14 during a Women in Leadership Forum hosted by ACT-IAC.
Women have climbed the career ladder in government and achieved success through various strategies, from negotiation skills to networking and mentoring, but there’s still further to go. Female Federal leaders discussed the obstacles women face in achieving success, and the best practices to achieve success in the workplace, on July 14 during a Women in Leadership Forum hosted by the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council.