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FCW Insider: May 3, 2021

OMB job satisfaction scores plummeted in 2020

Almost 40% of OMB survey participants choose strongly disagree when presented with the statement, "my organization's senior leaders maintain high standards for honesty and integrity."

This year's Sammies includes a special COVID response category

Partnership for Public Service announced the 29 finalists for its annual Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals.

ICYMI: $2.1 billion in UI modernization comes with oversight

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh told a panel of House Appropriators that the agency's planned $2.1 billion investment in state unemployment systems needs oversight and monitoring, and metrics for measuring success.

Quick Hits

*** The National Science Foundation is working with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Defense along with industry partners to accelerate research on the next generation of high-throughput, low-latency communication networks and associated computing systems. Read more on this program in GCN.

*** The Department of Defense is cancelling construction contacts on former President Donald Trump's border wall project that were paid with money intended for other military programs, an agency spokesperson said on Friday.

Posted by FCW Staff on May 03, 2021 at 2:18 AM


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