FCW Insider: April 20

The latest news and analysis from FCW's reporters and editors.

OMB follows DOD with guidance on paying idled contractors

The White House instructs federal agencies to leverage relief for contractors in the CARES Act where appropriate. Mark Rockwell has more.

VA medical staff push for more PPE, agency bill of rights

As more patients and staffers contract coronavirus infections, employees are seeking more personal protective equipment, collaboration with management and hazard pay. Lia Russell reports.

AFGE denounces budget targets in GOP defense bill

The American Federation of Government Employees issued a letter April 16 to Congress opposing parts of the proposed Expanding Acquisition Reform Act, which seeks to formalize DOD's zero-based budgeting process. Lauren C. Williams has more.

Judge hits pause on JEDI lawsuit

The Pentagon is getting the chance for a do-over of some aspects of its controversial $10 billion cloud award to Microsoft. One catch: the work might remain stalled through July. Adam Mazmanian explains.