Frustration among rank-and-file federal employees is mounting as the shutdown stretches on with no end in sight.
The leadership personnel shuffle at the Pentagon has outside observers focused on budget, acquisition and business reforms.
The president told reporters on Jan. 6 that he "can relate" to federal workers who are working without pay or furloughed and may miss at least one paycheck as a result of an ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government.
The safety net for federal workers on the job without pay or furloughs is "having a strong border" the president said in a Jan. 4 news conference.
After about two years of temporary officials, with tech problems piling up, the Office of Information and Technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs finally lands a Senate-confirmed leader.
FCW can't do much about the furloughs and potentially missed paychecks, but the shutdown won't prevent Federal 100 Award nominations from being submitted.
The federal workforce takes the brunt of the shutdown impact, but there's another group who may be dissuaded from joining government altogether: young prospective employees and students.
You now have until Friday, Jan. 4, to get them in. Happy holidays!
Nominations are due by Dec. 24 -- submit yours today!
Federal CIO Suzette Kent is set to issue a draft of a new Trusted Internet Connection policy, to try to eliminate bottlenecks in online access and improve cybersecurity.
The General Services Administration hired an experienced IT official from the Department of Education to fill its vacant telecom services director position.
The federal government generally looks like a less enjoyable place to work than it did a year ago, and a dearth of effective leadership gets most of the blame.