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The government management paradox
COMMENTARY | Change is hard, but agencies can significantly improve their operational performance to deliver on highly complex programs.
ICE officials didn’t accurately report how they disrupted transnational criminals, OIG says
Immigration officials didn’t know how many transnational criminal organizations they impacted over five years due to a data filing misstep, according to the Homeland Security Department’s inspector..
Shutdown looms despite House GOP claims of progress toward spending plan
Confidence in a new short-term funding proposal was short-lived on Thursday.
OPM advances skills-based hiring initiative with common competencies update for federal jobs
The federal government’s HR agency said it surveyed more than 90,000 federal workers to update its list of common skillsets needed in federal employment.
White House warns of shutdown’s impact on feds as GOP struggles to find a clear path forward on..
The House and Senate are both floundering on their efforts to pass funding bills past Sept. 30.
USPS will not institute a surcharge this holiday season after slashing its need for temporary..
Postal Service predicts competitive advantage over private shippers who will charge customers more during the holidays
Federal employees to lose champion in Congress as lawmaker announces retirement
Jennifer Wexton will step down due to a rare medical condition.
Houston Rockets Await Outcome Of League’s Investigation Regarding Guard Kevin Porter Jr.
The Rockets look to be moving on from Kevin Porter Jr. per reports.
Ukraine Sold Upgraded Fighting Vehicles To Georgia. Russia Captured Them—And Sent Them To Fight..
Beggars can’t be choosers. And when it comes to BMPs, the Russians have been begging for a while now.
Are the White House's zero-emission goals for federal buildings unrealistic? Yes, say some Biden..
Funding concerns and renewable energy supply could hamper Biden's ambitious goals for federal agencies, though the White House maintains it is on track to meet them.
New, consolidated USPS facilities are operating smoothly, but not yet delivering on improved..
The Postal Service opened its new facilities before bathrooms and break rooms were built.
Challenges and instructor strategies for transitioning to online learning during and after the..
The COVID-19 pandemic triggered an unprecedented shift to online learning, significantly impacting the higher education landscape. This paper examines the challenges faced by faculty and students..
USPS rejects regulator’s budget request, leaving watchdog to fear for its independence
The Postal Service has provided a small budget increase to its regulatory commission, but extends its feud with the watchdog by declining to provide the funds it says it needs to meet demands.
The CDC faces a dilemma over recommending a new COVID booster for all
Some in the scientific community argue the government should be recommending the shot only for frail, older, sick, and immunocompromised people.
‘The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon’ Episode 1 Recap And Review: Dead In The Water
AMC has released three (three!) shows set in The Walking Dead universe this year despite the main show ending just last November.
18 Top Women’s Hockey Stars Including Hilary Knight, Marie-Philip Poulin Sign On In New PWHL
The six teams in the new Professional Women's Hockey League have now completed the signings of their first three franchise players, ahead of the Sept. 18 draft.
Ukraine’s Nearly 50-Year-Old Gepards Are Still The Best Air-Defense Guns In The World
One former Gepard commander claimed the vehicle’s nine-mile-range Ku-band tracking radar, cued by an S-band search radar, can lock onto birds.
USPS regulator promises enhanced oversight of DeJoy's reforms, saying it's not the time to 'step..
Amid troubling storm clouds, watchdog says DeJoy may need to have some of his authority pulled back.
Biden's immigration policies are working, officials say, though workforces are being stretched thin
Immigration agencies say they are hanging on, for now.
First revamped science policy falls short of fulfilling Biden’s promise to protect scientists,..
As written, groups suggest the updated scientific integrity policy can be weaponized by bad-faith actors.”
Collaborative Alignment: a framework for community-based collaboration for natural resource..
This essay introduces the Collaborative Alignment Framework (CA) and proposes its suitability for empowering and engaging communities as they address issues related to SDG 15. The fifteenth..
‘This Tank Is Like A Sniper Rifle.’ Ukraine’s Challenger 2 Can Shoot At The Russians From Miles..
British tanks are famous for their long-range firepower.
UFC Fight Night Results: Gane Dominant And Fiorot Victorious In France
In front of a raucous crowd in Paris, Cyril Gane and Manon Fiorot made their countrymen happy with winning performances in the main and co-main events, respectively.
Are we 30 days from a government shutdown?
COMMENTARY | Crunch time on the budget is pretty much here, but there are positive signs that Congress could pass a short-term budget agreement. All the pressure is on House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.
Visual displays for communicating scientific uncertainty in influenza forecasts
We offer a general method for testing the usability of visual displays communicating scientific uncertainty, illustrated with publicly available results from CDC's influenza forecasts. The heavy toll ..
Will a shutdown’s impact on impeachment probes compel conservatives to approve funding? GOP leaders ..
Congress faces a tight timeline to avoid a shutdown when lawmakers return to Washington in September.
Feds pre-deploy to Florida in anticipation of major hurricane
FEMA looks to manage workforce shortages as it responds to multiple crises at once.
Federal call center workers join March on Washington call attention to workplace inequities
2023 report found only 2% of managers with frontline customer service experience were internally promoted.
What Are Ukrainian Troops Most Afraid Of? Russia’s Cheap, Powerful Glide-Bombs.
“KABs are one of the biggest fears,” wrote Ukrainian soldier Olexandr Solon'ko. “The Russians use them extensively.”
Rare Limited Editions Of Royal Salute Whisky Pop Up At Sydney Airport
Five collectible expressions will be on display until November 8.
Here Are Three Reasons Why Black Entrepreneurs Should Consider Moving To Oklahoma
Ashli Sims, the managing director of Build In Tulsa, challenges Black businesses to think outside the box regarding relocation.
Biden looks to ramp up federal involvement in extreme heat response
Amid record heat waves and calls for more federal action, FEMA will host an extreme heat summit next week.
The painful pandemic lessons Mandy Cohen carries to the CDC
Cohen has been criticized for North Carolina's failure to get covid tests to the most vulnerable residents, during her leadership of the state's pandemic response.
The influence of cultural orientation on the entrepreneurial motivation of Chinese female returnee..
With the rapid development of China's economy, entrepreneurship plays an important role in advancing social and economic development. Along with the wave of global entrepreneurship, female..
'Long, long overdue': An oral history of the Government Performance and Results Act
Thirty years ago this month, a landmark piece of legislation aimed to change the very culture of the federal government.
Tropical Storm Hilary Crosses Into Southern California As Los Angeles Braces For Flooding
Tropical Storm Hilary made landfall in Mexico late Sunday morning and crossed the U.S.-Mexico border hours later, dumping rain on San Diego and Los Angeles.
The Good, Bad And Ugly From The Green Bay Packers’ Loss To The New England Patriots
For the second straight week, there was a lot to get excited about when it came to Jordan Love. The Packers' new starting quarterback was solid in a 21-17 loss to New England.
A small transportation safety agency is struggling to keep pace with growing responsibilities
Faced with “extremely limited resources and the same staffing level it had 20 years ago, the NTSB is trying to do more with less.
Social media use and mental health in deaf or hard-of-hearing adults—Results of an online survey
This paper presents the results of an online survey on digital participation through the use of social media of n = 38 German deaf or hard-of-hearing (DHH) adults. In addition, information about the..