Ideas

Nearly 3 in 4 US Moms Were in the Workforce Before the COVID-19 Pandemic – Is that Changing?

The ability to telework makes it at least feasible to keep an eye on children on weekdays.

Ideas

Rethinking the Workplace Through and Beyond COVID-19

Managers can adapt their offices to support safe reopening while achieving longer-term goals.

CIO Briefing

New Legislation Would Increase Oversight Over Agency Relocations

Measure would require federal officials to conduct detailed cost-benefit analyses and provide them to inspectors general and the public for review before undertaking any effort to move federal agencies.

Ideas

To Find Success, Practice a Strategic Mindset

Strategic behaviors translate into faster task performance.

Ideas

Amid COVID-19, Government Seeks Virtual Summer Interns

Virtual internships with the government are a possibility for students.

Ideas

The Psychology of Being a Better Ally in the Office – and Beyond

Although white people, particularly men, are less likely to be punished for pushing anti-racism, they often shy away from it.

IT Modernization

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.

CIO Briefing

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.

CIO Briefing

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.

Cybersecurity

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.

Ideas

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.

Ideas

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.

Cybersecurity

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.

CIO Briefing

Black Professionals Miss Out on Recent Job Gains

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

Policy

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. 

Emerging Tech

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.

CIO Briefing

VA, CFPB Solicit Partners to Conduct Diversity-Focused Training

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