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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

White House Charts Course for Better Protections of Civil Servant Scientists

New report calls for improved policies prohibiting interference and clearer punishments for those who meddle in scientific work.

CIO Briefing

‘Sheer Madness:’ Agencies Scramble to Implement New Policies for COVID-Positive Employees

With staffing shortages arriving or anticipated, agencies look to adapt their quarantine and isolation guidelines.

Policy

Biden Order Will Make Federal Operations Carbon-Neutral by 2050

Agencies have just six more years before they must stop buying polluting cars.

CIO Briefing

Congress Passes 10-Week Stopgap Spending Bill, Narrowly Avoiding Shutdown 

Lawmakers sidestepped last-minute hurdles in effort to buy time for passing full-year funding.  

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Nine in 10 NASA Employees Are Vaccinated, But More Than 1,100 Are Seeking Exemptions

Unvaccinated employees say they're at their "dream jobs," but feel strongly enough to "upend" their lives.

CIO Briefing

Despite Calls for Delay, White House Says Feds' Vaccination Deadline Isn't Changing

Federal workers have until Monday to prove they are vaccinated against COVID-19 or seek an exemption.

CIO Briefing

Senate Votes to Punt Debt Crisis to December After Lawmakers Strike Deal

Congressional leaders have yet to spell out how they will avoid potential delayed paychecks for feds in the long term.

CIO Briefing

Biden Signs Shutdown-Averting Stopgap Spending Bill

Lawmakers have punted the shutdown threat for nine weeks, but a potential debt default looms.

CIO Briefing

Shutdown in Sight as Senate Rejects Stopgap Spending Measure

Republicans block short-term funding bill that would have also paused the debt ceiling.

CIO Briefing

Democrats Announce Plan to Avert a Shutdown and Suspend the Debt Ceiling in a Single Bill

The stage is set for a showdown, with Republicans opposed to raising or suspending the debt limit.