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View the August 3, 2020 FEND issue as a PDF

By FEND Staff

Esper calls out DOD’s lax security culture

By FEND Staff

In a July 20 memo to all DOD personnel, Secretary Mark Esper reminded staff that unclassified information is not publicly releasable until it is approved for release.

Protecting feds’ health benefits during shutdowns

By FEND Staff

The Office of Personnel Management wants to be sure feds keep their health benefits in the event of another government shutdown and has proposed designating features of employee insurance programs as “emergency services.”

Senior execs detail OPM modernization tactics

By FEND Staff

The Senior Executives Association, which represents members of the Senior Executive Service and other federal mangers, is looking for sweeping changes to the government's human resources organization and practice.

Union pleads for USCIS funding as furloughs loom

By FEND Staff

The union that represents many of the 13,000 immigration employees facing furloughs backed the agency's push for emergency supplemental funding.

In praise of anonymous sources

By Mike Causey

My own "Deep Throat" never betrayed his department, but he did point out where it and other agencies were having problems, making mistakes or just not doing what they were supposed to do for agency employees and the taxpayers.

Feds vie for top prize in cybersecurity contest

By Nathan Abse

This week, Nathan Abse interviews Harry Mourtos, IT specialist and lead on the President’s Cup Cybersecurity Competition that rewards cybersecurity skills among federal employees.

Thrift Savings Share Prices

By FEND Staff

Thrift Savings Share Prices as of July 29, 2020.