Publications

Why AI might be the most under-used emergency response tool

July 9, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

According to a report released by Microsoft Thursday, artificial intelligence is proving to be one of the most effective technologies that governments deploy to mitigate destruction from natural disasters like hurricanes, wildfires and earthquakes, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Sammies finalist investigates helicopter crashes to improve flight safety

July 8, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Often the most mundane-sounding mistakes can cause catastrophe, like the time a passenger seatbelt caught a knob on the floor of a helicopter. It crashed into the East River in New York and killed five people. Chihoon Shin has investigated this and many other helicopter crashes, thereby improving safety. He’s now a finalist in this year’s...

Priority action items to implement federal hiring executive order

July 7, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Kristine Simmons, Vice President of Government Affairs at the Partnership for Public Service, discusses how President Trump’s executive order will affect hiring at agencies and what they have to do to meet the 120-day deadline.

Coronavirus Roundup: TSA Sees Major Uptick in Travelers; OSHA Sees Spike in Unsafe Working Condition Complaints

July 6, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

There’s a lot to keep track of. Here’s today’s list of news updates and stories you may have missed.

Treasury initiative has helped back minority owned banks

July 1, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

Only a tiny portion of the more than 5,000 banks and financial institutions in the United States are owned by minorities. Only 149, to be exact. But a Mentor Protégé program launched by Treasury a couple of years back has helped keep those banks in minority hands while strengthening their finances. Our guest has earned...

Biden Team Begins Raising Money for Transition Committee

June 30, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

A small staff of advisers and other trusted figures will start planning what a Biden administration will look like if he wins in November.

Federal Employee Survey to Include Questions about Pandemic

June 30, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

The annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, delayed this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, will launch soon and will include a new section on the impact of the pandemic on the federal workplace, OPM has said.

No Degree? No Problem. Momentum Builds for Updated Government Hiring Requirements

June 29, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

The composition and capabilities of the American workforce are ever in flux, while hiring requirements for government contract positions and civilian posts are fixed and immovable. The U.S. government has historically loved its workers to have college degrees, and so college degrees are often required—even for jobs where a certification is more than sufficient. This is in...

Trump Signs Executive Order to Overhaul the Federal Hiring Process

June 26, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

President Trump on Friday signed an executive order to overhaul requirements federal agencies use when evaluating job candidates, seeking to downplay the importance of college degrees. 

Trump Signs Executive Order to Overhaul the Federal Hiring Process

June 26, 2020

Publication Type: In the News

President Trump on Friday signed an executive order to overhaul requirements federal agencies use when evaluating job candidates, seeking to downplay the importance of college degrees.