GSA Unveils New Websites

The General Services Administration debuted newly redesigned websites for and USA.Gov en Español on Friday, touting upgrades meant to make the websites more user-friendly following the beta testing of new features for the websites. The websites, one offered in English and one in Spanish, are meant to be the online “front door” to the government where Americans can come to get information on all government benefits and services, regardless of what department or agency offers it. The agency wrote in its fiscal year 2024 budget justification that the beta sites were “a complete overhaul of public-facing content, enable the development of new interactive tools and guides and are built on more secure and modern infrastructure.” To read more, click here.

Two Reports Examine Financial Health of Defense Industrial Base and Speed to Adopt Innovative Technologies

It’s been decades since the last time the Defense Department took an in-depth look at how its contract policies affect the financial health the defense industrial base. That long-awaited report is now out. Meanwhile, a separate, outside study is examining what DoD needs to do to speed up its adoption of innovative technologies. To take a deeper look at both of those studies, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin talked with Stephanie Kostro, executive vice president for Policy at the Professional Services Council. To read the full transcript, click here.