FCW Insider

Blog archive

Quick Hits for July 17

New legislation was introduced on July 16 that would strip the administration of its ability to remove Huawei from the Commerce Department Entity List, which prohibits U.S. companies from doing business with the Chinese telecommunications firm.  The Defending America's 5G Future Act would also empower Congress to overrule any future waivers the executive branch might grant to do business with Huawei, and codify several other provisions of President Donald Trump's May executive order on supply chain security

The U.S. Court of Appeals on July 16 overturned an August 2018 district court ruling that had invalidated nine key provisions of the president’s workforce executive orders.  Those provisions would place new limits on collective bargaining and "official time" for federal employees. 

Posted on Jul 17, 2019 at 8:31 AM


  • FCW Perspectives
    zero trust network

    Why zero trust is having a moment

    Improved technologies and growing threats have agencies actively pursuing dynamic and context-driven security.

  • Workforce
    online collaboration (elenabsl/Shutterstock.com)

    Federal employee job satisfaction climbed during pandemic

    The survey documents the rapid change to teleworking postures in government under the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stay Connected