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FCW Insider: March 31

AFGE sues for hazard pay

The national union alleges that "thousands of feds" likely exposed to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 while on the job. Lia Russell reports.

Court: Algorithmic bias research doesn't count as hacking

The suit was designed to challenge the "access provision" of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which prohibits accessing a computer without authorization in order to obtain information from it. Derek B. Johnson has more.

This VA hospital cited ‘misleading’ data to restrict mask use for health care workers

Workers at a VA hospital in New Mexico have been told not to wear face masks in certain cases, even though earlier CDC guidance said masks can protect against spread of the coronavirus. ProPublica and New Mexico In Depth teamed up for this story.

Even when government gets it right, it gets no credit -- a ventilator story

Steve Kelman spotlights a story of smart government acquisition concealed inside the big story of the private sector's failure to produce a sufficient stock of ventilators to prepare for a global pandemic.

Team coverage: COVID-19 pandemic

FCW is covering the full spectrum of impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the federal workforce and government operations. Please check back often for stories and insights behind the headlines about how the coronavirus response is affecting telework, acquisition, service delivery, collaboration, technology and more. Click here for our full coverage page.

Posted by FCW Staff on Mar 31, 2020 at 2:36 AM


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    Where did the ideas for shutdowns and social distancing come from?

    Steve Kelman offers another story about hero civil servants (and a good president).

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