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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.
CIO Briefing

Trump Says He’s ‘Extremely Unhappy’ With Spending Agreement, Still Predicts No Shutdown

Congressional leadership appears on board with the deal, though Trump would not commit to signing it.

Cybersecurity

OPM Awards $416M Contract for Protection Services to Hack Victims

The millions of federal employees and contractors using those services will see no disruption.

CIO Briefing

Lawmakers Say They Have an Agreement to Avoid Another Shutdown

Negotiators say they have worked out disagreements on border spending, but they still have to win over Trump.

CIO Briefing

Trump Calls for Unity but Highlights Divisions That Sparked Shutdown

In his state of the union address, the president praised the work of some federal employees, criticized others for misbehavior.

CIO Briefing

NASA Employees Return to Flooded Space Center Post-Shutdown

Burst pipe spills water into lab, space hardware testing area and laser communications room.

CIO Briefing

Feds' Lost Spending Will Contribute to Shutdown's $3B in Permanent Economic Damage

The immediate hit to the economy is $11 billion in lost productivity, much of which will be recouped later this year, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

CIO Briefing

Trump Announces Deal to End Longest-Ever Shutdown — For Now

Congress is expected to quickly pass a new stopgap spending measure to reopen the government through Feb. 15.

CIO Briefing

From TSA Call Outs to FAA Protests, Airports Are Feeling the Shutdown Pressure

Several airports are adjusting their operations to account for fewer security screeners showing up.

CIO Briefing

Trump Threatens Year-Long Shutdown, Says Feds Don’t Mind Missing Paychecks

“The people that won’t get next week’s pay, or the following weeks pay, if you ever really looked at those people they’d say, ‘Mr. President please keep going,’” Trump said.

CIO Briefing

After Failed White House Meeting, Republicans Suggest Shutdown Agreement Could Take 'Weeks'

Trump rejects Democrats' offer to reopen government while punting on border, saying agencies could be closed "a long time."

Cybersecurity

OPM to Rebid Identity Theft Protection Contract Affecting Millions of Hack Victims

The current contract, which cost the government $340 million over three years, is set to expire Dec. 31.

CIO Briefing

What Democrats Winning the House Means for Federal Employees

The (likely) next oversight chairman promises more accountability for the Trump administration.

CIO Briefing

White House Replaces Federal Personnel Director in Surprise Shakeup

Margaret Weichert, the deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, will serve as acting OPM director.