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VA Launches Digital COVID-19 Screening App for Patients and Employees

The answers can help staff direct individuals to the appropriate parts of the facility or if needed, additional screening.

Trump Administration Lacks Comprehensive Plan to Reopen Federal Offices, GAO Says

Republicans say feds should swiftly go back to work: "It’s time to take our chances," one argues.

Intelligence Authorization Would Add to Due Process Rules for Security Clearance Reviews

Also new in the bill is a provision allowing the government to share negative information about contractors with their companies.

How COVID-19 Could Change the Makeup of the Federal Workforce 

CISA director sees an opportunity to seize on increased remote work to make the cybersecurity community more diverse.

The Death of the Open-Plan Office? Not Quite, but a Revolution is in the Air

The open-plan office will have to evolve, though, finding its true purpose as a collaborative work space augmented by remote work.

Back Pain: 4 Ways to Fix Bad Lockdown Posture – By Copying Astronauts

Common poor desk posture is actually very similar to the posture astronauts adopt during spaceflight in zero-gravity.

DHS Insider Threat Program Expanding to Anyone Who Accesses Agency Info

The Homeland Security Department will begin tracking all personnel—federal employees and contractors, with or without a security clearance—in the hunt for insider threats.

Black Professionals Miss Out on Recent Job Gains

Black workers with bachelor’s degrees lost 200,000 jobs in May.

3 Bills Focused on Securing Tech Superiority Over China 

Lawmakers aim to beef up the government’s tech prowess and put protections on American intellectual property and talent. 

3 Ways to Hire More Tech Talent

Want to hack a satellite? Come work for the Defense Department, one of its leading talent officials said.

VA, CFPB Solicit Partners to Conduct Diversity-Focused Training

Several solicitations have been launched for inclusivity-centered services in recent weeks.

More Homeland Security Employees Fear Furloughs as Funding From Fee Collections Drops

Lawmakers also raise concerns the department will bring employees back in unsafe conditions.

Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Increase Pentagon’s Artificial Intelligence Capacity

The bill would enable the Defense Department to ramp up hiring AI and cyber professionals.

House Pushes IGs to Investigate Federal Agency Reopenings

IGs may have more work to do regarding the government’s coronavirus response.

More than 60% of Recent Federal Employee Hires Left Within Two Years

Government should better track retention data to determine why employees, particularly disabled employees, leave at such a high rate, watchdog finds.