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Trump Makes Agency Guidance a Public Matter

President Donald Trump has signed two executive orders (EOs) aimed at improving the transparency and accountability of agencies in their regulatory and enforcement procedures, including subjecting key guidance documents to public input. Referencing the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the EOs direct …… » Read more


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Shutdowns: Their Damage Spreads Far Beyond Cost

Shutdowns are bad, everyone agrees. However, it’s not just their staggering costs; deleterious effects also appear in more subtle ways. A recent report from the Partnership for Public Service examined the effects of last winter’s 35-day partial government shutdown on federal retention, recruitment, and morale. It cited a survey of …… » Read more

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Timeline Emerges for BLM Relocation

The Department of the Interior (DOI) may start relocating nearly 300 Bureau of Land Management (BLM) employees from Washington, DC within five months, The Hill reports. According to an email from BLM acting Director William Pendley, the agency plans to distribute relocation orders in the next few weeks, which would give employees 30 days to …… » Read more

Check-out the Contracting Life Cycle Series! This 12-month guided learning path is designed to help you get through your procurement in time for the end of the FY, and prepare for post-award success!

AI Joins GSA’s CoEs

The General Services Administration (GSA) is adding a sixth area to its centers of excellence (CoE) IT modernization program: artificial intelligence (AI). GSA will introduce the new CoE through its recently announced partnership with the Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC) to accelerate adoption of AI-enabled systems. The CoE will …… » Read more

VAO Templates current through FAC 2019-06

Support for your file documentation needs! VAO templates are up-to-date, including FAC 2019-06, effective September 10, 2019.

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