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Month: January 2022

Government Matters (Full Show) – January 30, 2022

Improving government technology to serve the American people; USDA introduces flexible work policy for employees

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GSA meeting with industry about electric vehicle needs of US government

The General Services Administration (GSA) has the mission of delivering value and savings in real estate, acquisition, technology and other mission support services across government. The person responsible for leading those efforts is Robin Carnahan, GSA administrator. Carnahan said GSA is talking to people in private industry about the need for electric, zero-emission trucks and […]

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New USDA flexible work policy balances needs of employees and American people

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued an expanded plan for remote work and telework for its employees. Those teleworking must report to the office at least two days per pay period, and remote workers are not required to come in to the office on a regular basis. Malcom Shorter, deputy assistant secretary for […]

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Government Matters (Full Show) – January 27, 2022

Labor Department and EEOC launch initiative to advance equity in hiring; identity theft involving government documents and benefits

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HIRE leaders ‘very excited’ about new initiative to ensure job accessibility for Americans

A new government effort, the Hiring Initiative to Reimagine Equity (HIRE), will work to expand access to jobs to underrepresented communities. The Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) just launched HIRE to address long-standing recruitment challenges. Jenny R. Yang, director of the OFCCP, said […]

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Federal Trade Commission data show massive spike in government benefits fraud during pandemic

The mission of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is to protect American consumers. Part of that is reducing the risk of identity theft. At the beginning of last year, there were nearly a quarter of a million reports of fraud related to government documents or benefits. Kelle Slaughter, identity theft program manager at the FTC, said credit card […]

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Government Matters (Full Show) – January 26, 2022

Countering domestic extremism in the U.S. military, importance of cyber operations during military crises, reviewing possible changes to defense budget process

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Supporting military commanders is essential for stopping extremism, says sociologist

The Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and other attacks have raised questions as to why current and former military members would associate with extremist movements. A RAND Corporation report, “Reducing the Risk of Extremist Activity in the U.S. Military,” outlines how the Defense Department can combat domestic extremism among service members. Marek Posard, military […]

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