GovExec May 23,2022

 

 
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Monday, May 23, 2022
 
 
USPS Plans to Close More Facilities and Repurpose Those That Remain// Eric Katz
As Louis DeJoy seeks to implement his vision, new confirmed board members could tip the scales for USPS governance.
 
 
GovExec Daily: Retirement Planning Tricks for All Feds// Adam Butler and Ross Gianfortune
NARFE's Erin Carter joins the show to discuss how public servants should plan for their future.
 
 

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More Can Be Done to Increase Representation of Feds with Disabilities// Courtney BublĂ©
A new report shows people with disabilities make up a greater percentage of the federal workforce, but those employees are less likely to be in leadership roles and more likely to leave their jobs.
 
 
Senators are pushing for a $300M boost to the Technology Modernization Fund// Adam Mazmanian
Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are urging appropriators to back a Biden administration request to add $300 million to the TMF.
 
 
Coronavirus Roundup: More Free COVID Tests; HHS Secretary Tests Positive// Courtney BublĂ©
There's a lot to keep track of. Here's a list of this week's news updates and stories you may have missed.
 
 
What You Need to Know about the Defense Production Act – the 1950s Law Biden Invoked to Try to End the Baby Formula Shortage// Erik Gordon
Biden said the Defense Production Act would help end the shortage by directing suppliers of baby formula to prioritize delivery to formula manufacturers.
 
 
Alabama's Tuberville Calls on 'Sore Loser' Coloradoans to Give Up Space Command HQ// Jacqueline Feldscher
Colorado politicians, however, are not giving up.
 
 
The New Air Force Ones Are Late, So the Old Planes Need More Cash, Official Says// Marcus Weisgerber
The Air Force acquisition chief cites a 2- to 3-year delay, which Boeing blames on subcontractor and supply problems.
 
 
How Better Ventilation Can Help 'COVID-Proof' Your Home// Liz Szabo
Is someone at home sick with COVID-19? One simple but effective strategy for keeping the virus from spreading is to make your indoor air as much like the outdoors as possible.
 
 
Narcissism Affects whether People Follow COVID Mitigation Efforts
New research investigates how narcissism makes people more or less likely to follow COVID mitigation strategies like masking up or getting vaxxed.
 
 
GAO: Defense Department Isn't Doing Enough to Protect Sensitive Information// Frank Konkel
Federal cybersecurity has been on the Government Accountability Office's High Risk list since 1997.
 
 
Special Operators Want AI to Help Discern Public Opinion// Patrick Tucker
New sentiment-analysis tools would improve psyops, SOCOM commander says.
 
 
National Public Health Emergency to Last Until At Least October// Kery Murakami
The eventual end of the emergency is poised to have major ramifications for Medicaid and nutrition assistance programs.
 
 
National Cyber Director's Vision for the Future Flags Overdue National Plan// Mariam Baksh
The office of the national cyber director is tasked by Congress to weigh in on agencies' cybersecurity budgets.
 
 
Defense One Radio, Ep. 101: NATO Deputy Secretary-General Mircea Geoana// Patrick Tucker
Defense One's Patrick Tucker discusses innovation in NATO with the alliance's #2 official.
 
 
State and Local Governments Shifting to 'New Normal' Workplace// Stephanie Kanowitz
With lessons from the rapid shift to telework, governments are adopting permanent hybrid environments and keeping nimble, problem-solving mentalities.
 
 

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