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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.
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FEMA Chief Says Her Top Priority Is to Ensure Agency Has Adequate Staffing for Upcoming Emergencies

Employees and managers alike continue to warn lawmakers about the impact that growing demands will have on the agency's ability to respond to disasters.

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A New Law Will Make It Harder to Escape Investigation By Leaving Federal Service

The measure will allow the Veterans Affairs Department IG to subpoena former feds and contractors.

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Opponents to Appeal the Fed Vaccine Mandate as the Biden Administration Pushes Court to Allow Immediate Suspensions

An appeals court struck down an injunction on the federal employee vaccine requirement, but it is not set to take effect for six weeks.

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Here Are 10 Major Takeaways From the $1.5 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill

See which agencies are getting the biggest funding increases, hiring orders and new policy initiatives.

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The White House Has Details on Its Plan to Bring More Feds Back in April

Agencies across government will take on new responsibilities and offer more in-person services under Biden's new COVID-19 preparedness plan.

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Back to the Office for Feds, Biden Says

The president lays out new tasks for agencies in his address, along with ideas for where that work should take place.

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Congress Is Heading Toward Yet Another Stopgap Spending Bill This Week to Avoid a Shutdown

A short-term measure will allow appropriators to get over the finish line on full-year spending, top House Democrat says.

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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.