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Eric Katz

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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 Fires Shulkin, Taps Personal Physician Ronny Jackson to Lead VA

While a leadership change at the Veterans Affairs Department had been predicted, the nomination of Jackson surprised many.


With Shutdown Days Away, Lawmakers Unveil Massive Federal Spending Bill

Congress must approve funding by Friday to keep agencies across government operating.


After Last-Minute Drama, Congress Passes a Government Funding Bill

After a short “technical” shutdown, Congress early Friday passed a measure that would raise spending levels by $300 billion over the next two years.


Senate Sends Bill to Reopen Government to the House

Government shutdown expected to end just hours after agencies sent employees home.


UPDATED: See Who Gets Sent Home in a Shutdown

Some agencies would furlough virtually everyone, while others would remain completely open if there is a lapse in appropriations.


Republicans Rally Ranks for Month-Long Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown

House Speaker Paul Ryan said he is hopeful "cool heads" will prevent agencies from closing.

CIO Briefing

Feds Avoid Shutdown, But Larger Threat Looms in the New Year

Cuts to federal employees' pay and benefits could serve to offset funding boosts in a spending deal.


IG Cites Homeland Security for Abusing Its Power, Blocking Negative Report

One audit finds Trump administration violated court orders when enforcing its initial travel ban.

CIO Briefing

House Votes to Ensure Lawmakers Can Oversee Homeland Security Reorganization

DHS condemns measure that would revoke secretary’s authority to make reforms unilaterally.


Contractors Begin Early Shutdown Preparations

Agencies will be forced to shutter their doors on Oct. 1 if Congress fails to pass a spending bill to set agency funding for fiscal 2018.

CIO Briefing

Veterans Affairs to Adopt Same Commercial Health Records Platform as DOD

Secretary David Shulkin said there was a public interest exception in skipping a full and open competition.

IT Modernization

House Oversight Leaders to Trump: Stop Deleting Tweets

Chaffetz, Cummings say president and staff may be violating records retention laws.