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FCW Insider: April 1

DOD suspends MHS Genesis deployment amid COVID-19 pandemic

The rollout of a commercial electronic health record system to Defense Department hospitals on pause to support response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Adam Mazmanian has more.

OPM on balancing caregiving and official duties for teleworking feds

Agency stresses flexible work schedules, reserved on evacuation pay and administrative leave. Lia Russell reports.

FBI warns on Zoom conference security

New teleworkers can unintentionally open up videoconferences to unwanted intruders, warns the FBI. Mark Rockwell explains

Vendors pile on the telework bandwagon

Companies that haven't considered federal markets are coming around to it, thanks to increased telework mandates, according to experts. Mark takes a look.

Quick Hits

*** FBI Director Christopher Wray named Dean Phillips to the assistant director position for IT Infrastructure Division on March 27. The Infrastructure Division which one of three departments in the agency's Information and Technology Branch. The other two are the IT Enterprise Services Division and the IT Applications and Data Division. Phillips was most recently a special agent in charge of its Denver Field Office.

*** The American Federation of Government Employees and its National Veterans Affairs Council are suing the Federal Labor Relations Authority, alleging the agency broke the law when appointing members to the Federal Service Impasses Panel. AFGE alleges that recent appointments to the FSIP failed to pass this neutrality test and many were not trained in mediating federal labor-management disputes, which the panel oversees.

*** 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 Apr 01, 2020 at 7:38 PM


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