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FCW Insider: April 15

DOD's telework surge could be permanent

A new emphasis on telework at the Defense Department in response to the COVID-19 pandemic could change work culture at the Pentagon, officials said. Lauren C. Williams has more.

House Dems seek consistency for feds in COVID-19 workforce policies

Childcare cost subsidies, weather and safety leave, telework allowances are among priorities for Democrats in planned CARES-2 legislative package. Lia Russell takes a look.

GSA speeds payments to small business contractors

The General Services Administration made an exception to Federal Acquisition Regulations to accelerate payments to its small business prime contractors and subcontractors. Mark Rockwell reports.

Court ruling makes investigating whistleblowers easier

Whistleblowers must prove retaliation through official personnel action under the Whistleblower Protection Act, a court ruled. Lia explains.

Quick Hits

*** The intelligence community's venture arm In-Q-Tel announced new investments in quantum computing and artificial intelligence, according to a Washington Technology report.

*** Tech and surveillance is helping to track the COVID-19 pandemic, but also has privacy and security implications according to a report in GCN.

*** Team coverage: COVID-19 and the federal workforce: FCW is covering the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the federal workforce and government operations. This page will be updated frequently with new coverage.

Posted by FCW Staff on Apr 15, 2020 at 2:22 AM


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