As the deadline to meet the requirements set in Memorandum-19-21 (M-19-21), some Federal agencies are struggling to meet the remaining requirements. However, during an FCW virtual summit on Sept. 21. the National Archives and Record Administration’s (NARA) chief record officer, Laurence Brewer, said the agency is aware of these challenges and is prepared to have those conversations, but there is currently no plan for a deadline extension.
The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) organization is updating its business infrastructure architecture to provide lawful immigration in a secure digital manner, explained Robert Brown, Chief Technology Officer at USCIS, during an FCW webinar on September 14.
Have you finally reached the end of Netflix? Maybe it is time to turn off the streaming service, and turn to museums to fill your entertainment void
There are quite a few benefits of our new work-from-home lifestyle – shortened commute, PJs have become the dress code, and, perhaps best of all, more time with our furry friends.
I’m a veteran of the conference-going circuit, and my professional world has been turned on its head in the current climate.
As we enter week six of telework, I find myself looking for small bits of normalcy. Finding new ways to support local businesses that I enjoy frequenting the most has helped achieve that. Rewinding to early March, I packed up my essentials at the 300Brand offices and thought I’d be back in a few short weeks. In those early days, I saw a lot of my favorite local businesses scrambling to launch virtual offerings. Yoga studios were streaming classes on social media, coffee shops were offering online ordering, and neighborhood restaurants were adding delivery for the first time. Were these options perfect? No. But they were helping us all get by.
Here’s an overview of some of the latest COVID-19 coronavirus developments on the government and tech fronts:
With nearly a month of quarantine under our belts, hopefully, everyone has settled into the new normal of teleworking. As our offices have moved into our homes, many have gained some new four-legged coworkers – and we want to see them!
Here’s an overview of some of the latest developments on the government and tech fronts due to COVID-19:
How are you feeling today? A little stressed out and anxious? While social distancing and Stay at Home Orders are the best decision when it comes to flattening the curve and slowing the spread of COVID-19, being cooped up inside and missing friends and family can be incredibly stressful. Coupled with fear and anxiety over getting the virus, its no wonder that many are struggling to calm down, turn their brains off, and get a good night’s rest.