FCW Insider: March 29, 2021

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

Comment: Accelerating modernization with an extra $1B

The TMF funding influx provides an opportunity to transform government -- if we can move with speed and purpose.

VA chief looks at spend, productivity on $16B health record modernization plan

Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough told House lawmakers on Thursday that performance and joint execution were issues driving the 12-week "strategic review" of the Electronic Health Record Modernization program.

Dismantling the old boys' club at State

Several witnesses scrutinized the State Department's placement and promotion practices when it comes to minority foreign service officers.

Quick Hits

*** The Office of Refugee Resettlement at the Department of Health and Human Services is looking for federal civilian employees to serve in 120-day details in locations near border facilities support of the response to the influx of unaccompanied minors. The Office of Personnel Management urging federal agency supervisors to allow employees to participate, according to a March 25 memo.

*** Customs and Border Protection is looking at the possibility of using body-worn cameras at border stations, according to a request for information issued March 26. CBP is after information on cameras as well as supporting technology including storage, video management and redaction.