President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey could thrust the law enforcement agency and its workforce in to an uncomfortable political arena — one that could alter internal and external perceptions of a heretofore non-partisan organization.
While technology is embraced nearly everywhere, Congress is still a paper-based institution. Seamus Kraft is among those working to expose Congress’ technological handicaps and promote ways to make government more open, accessible and efficient.
Legislative websites just aren’t performing well, according to a detailed study of nearly 100 congressional websites. It also found none of those websites is fully secure, and most aren’t very good in the user experience department either.
Former director of the Office of Government Ethics Walter Shaub stepped down, questioning the way he handled his feud over conflict of interest issues with President Donald Trump. But others call him the conscience of the government for doing what’s right in fighting to maintain the public trust.
The State Department is reconsidering whether it really needs a diplomat to coordinate cybersecurity policy. Brookings visiting fellow Cameron Kerry says State should be enhancing the position, not getting rid of it.
Though this has been one of the longest presidential transitions in recent history, the Partnership for Public Service it hasn’t been so unusual. It has published a how-to guide for political transitions based on some of the lessons learned.
Congress returns to work this week with a budget to pass, a deficit to avoid, a major relief package to pass, and fingers crossed that another hurricane doesn’t hit Florida.
In a digital world that challenges personal privacy, a system is in development for protecting connected devices.
The Senior Executive Service must be allowed to play a key role in change and reorganization.