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Defense One provides news, analysis, and ideas about the future of national security to defense and industry leaders, innovative decision-makers, and informed citizens. → Read More

Climate Change Has FEMA Working Year-Round, Straining Its Workforce

Once just a few months long, "busy season" now lasts all year. That's hurting the volunteers and reservists who supply much of FEMA's surge capability. → Read More

'Decimated' By Trump, State Dept. Is Falling Short of Some Key Biden Goals

The department is rebuilding, looking to fill vacancies and budget shortfalls. → Read More

Court Hits Pause on Vaccine Mandate for DOD, Other Federal Employees

A judge said Biden overstepped his authority in imposing the mandate, which has led more than 97% of feds to get fully or partially vaccinated. → Read More

Coronavirus Cases Are Spiking at Federal Agencies

More than 100,000 federal personnel have now tested positive for COVID-19, with some agencies experiencing acute upticks. → Read More

Feds Have Cut Anti-COVID Workforce By More Than 60%

As cases tick up nationwide, administration officials say they have demobilized feds as missions are completed. → Read More

White House Pauses Some Diplomatic Spending

The move could provide a path for OMB to circumvent spending levels spelled out by Congress. → Read More

Warren Vows to Double the Number of Career Diplomats at State

Democratic candidate calls for massive overhaul to the State Department and how it manages its employees. → Read More

Warren Vows to Double the Number of Career Diplomats at State

Democratic candidate calls for massive overhaul to the State Department and how it manages its employees. → Read More

New VA Whistleblower Protection Office Is Under Investigation for Retaliating Against Whistleblowers

"You don’t want to come forward," one whistleblower said. "People are afraid." → Read More

New VA Whistleblower Protection Office Is Under Investigation for Retaliating Against Whistleblowers

"You don’t want to come forward," one whistleblower said. "People are afraid." → Read More

One in Four TSA Screeners Quits Within Six Months

TSA administrator says low pay is to blame and promises new compensation system soon. → Read More

Lawmakers Say They Have an Agreement to Avoid a 2nd Shutdown

They offered no details on the deal "in principle," but said they hoped to finalize it quickly. → Read More

The Cost of Trump’s Insistence on Border Wall: $3B in 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. → Read More

Poll: Nearly Three-Quarters of Federal Workers Oppose Shutdown, Majority Oppose Wall

One-in-three feds think the shutdown will drag on for more than three additional months. → Read More

Poll: Nearly Three-Quarters of Federal Workers Oppose Shutdown, Majority Oppose Wall

One-in-three feds think the shutdown will drag on for more than three additional months. → Read More

UPDATED: See Who Gets Sent Home in a Shutdown

Government news resource covering technology, performance, employment, telework, cybersecurity, and more for federal employees. → Read More

Civilians Are Cheaper Than Contractors for Most Defense Jobs, Internal Report Finds

Contractors are particularly more expensive in the capital and Southeastern regions, according to a report obtained exclusively by Government Executive. → Read More

Eric Katz

Eric Katz writes about federal agency operations and management. His deep coverage of Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, the Environmental Protection ... → Read More

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. → Read More