Friday marked a new federal holiday for Juneteenth. Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery by marking the day enslaved people in Texas learned they were free. This is the first new federal holiday since first holiday to be approved since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was established in 1983. Many government agencies were closed on Friday and so we bring this week in review a little later due to the holiday.
As we recognize this new national holiday, here’s some other notable news in the federal government.
- Requests for Nominations: Council on Underserved Communities [FedReg]
- SBA Announces Funding Competition to Organizations Providing Federal Procurement Training to Veteran Entrepreneurs [SBA]
- Government’s Contract Spending Reached Record High in Fiscal 2020 [NextGov]
- Former CEO Sentenced for Defrauding Multiple Federal Agencies [DOJ]
- GSA set to alter cloud buying landscape with new policy [FedNewsNet]
- Scanning military records now will improve disability claims process later [FedNewsNet]
- DOD says goodbye to its temporary teleworking platform used by millions [FedScooop]
- Cyber EO response will involve leaders from every agency [FedScoop]