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Eric Katz

Senior Correspondent

Eric Katz
Eric Katz writes about federal agency operations and management. His deep coverage of Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Postal Service has earned him frequent guest spots on national radio and television news programs. Eric joined Government Executive in the summer of 2012 and previously worked for The Financial Times. He is a graduate of The George Washington University.
Policy

IG Cites Homeland Security for Abusing Its Power, Blocking Negative Report

One audit finds Trump administration violated court orders when enforcing its initial travel ban.

CIO Briefing

House Votes to Ensure Lawmakers Can Oversee Homeland Security Reorganization

DHS condemns measure that would revoke secretary’s authority to make reforms unilaterally.

News

Contractors Begin Early Shutdown Preparations

Agencies will be forced to shutter their doors on Oct. 1 if Congress fails to pass a spending bill to set agency funding for fiscal 2018.

CIO Briefing

Veterans Affairs to Adopt Same Commercial Health Records Platform as DOD

Secretary David Shulkin said there was a public interest exception in skipping a full and open competition.

IT Modernization

House Oversight Leaders to Trump: Stop Deleting Tweets

Chaffetz, Cummings say president and staff may be violating records retention laws.

Emerging Tech

Poll: Americans Want Drone Delivery - But Not Yet

Young, urban citizens more interested in the technology, Postal Service IG survey finds.

CIO Briefing

Everyone Seems to Want Federal Employees to Use Uber

Administration and Congress grapple with overlapping measure to boost rideshare usage.

CIO Briefing

Watchdog: The ‘Window’ Into Government Performance Is Pretty Cloudy

GAO says the Performance.gov website doesn’t do a very good job of tracking whether agencies are meeting their goals.

News

How the Postal Service Can Keep Up With Amazon and Uber

USPS is seeing its competitive advantages of large networks and high volumes diminished.

CIO Briefing

Americans: Furloughs Were So Last Month

Number of Google searches for ‘furlough’ has dipped since agencies finalized plans.

Ideas

Postal Service Launches 'Smart' Clothing Line

Cash-strapped USPS turns to high-tech fashion.

Ideas

Live-tweeting war

Israel issues social media updates on missile strikes; Hamas tweets response.

Ideas

Conservatives are closing the gap with liberals in social media

Thirty-eight percent of social media users promote political issues, poll finds.