The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is building upon its experiment with open-source data after the success of the Pathfinder program in late 2015.
The Merit Systems Protection Board says workforce reductions under the Trump administration’s government reorganization effort could add to its workload — at time when the agency still lacks a quorum.
All of the problems that are caused by governing by continuing resolution are still there.
The president signed a three-week continuing resolution until law, that reopens the government and keeps it open until at least Feb. 8.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calls for cloture vote on a bill to reopen the government through Feb. 8.
The Senate could only muster 50 votes, not 60, to invoke cloture to end debate on the continuing resolution to keep the government open.
Among the differences this year: some commissaries could remain open, travel polices get more restrictive.
Grant Schneider, the acting federal chief information security officer, said shared services for cybersecurity can help address the workforce shortage.
800,000 federal furloughs, 800,000 DACA workers unresolved. There has to be a better solution.
The Office of Management and Budget told agencies to begin sending employees informal notices about their work status by the end of Friday. Formal notices detailing their “excepted” or “furloughed” status should come over the weekend and into Monday.
If service members can’t pay their debts they might be in violation of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice.
Though the Office of Management and Budget Friday morning said the president is “actively working to prevent a shutdown,” OMB Director Mick Mulvaney said that if it happens, a government shutdown will look much different than the 16-day lapse in 2013 during the Obama administration.
Essential employees will still go to work, but everyone else will be sitting at home.
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.
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin gave a progress report on a wide range of initiatives. He told the Senate VA Committee that the department is still making “incremental change” on hiring, appeals modernization, accountability and a new electronic health record.