Long-Term Impacts of Remote Work on HR Policy

Within the past year, many landmark changes have been made to HR policies in the U.S. in order to accommodate a new, remote workforce. Across many industries, this shift has come as a kind of experiment—a never-before attempted trial-by-fire necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the results of this trial

FOIA National Portal Guidelines and Deadlines

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Information Policy (OIP) released further guidance on Monday regarding FOIA National Portal interoperability. The guidance is in accordance with requirements and timelines issued by the Executive Office of the President in February, 2019 (Memo M-19-10) for federal agencies to

Three Challenges OIGs Face—and How eCase Solves Them

Offices of Inspectors General (OIGs) have a tall order. In order to combat fraud, waste, abuse, and other criminal activity within government agencies, inspectors general (IGs) and auditors must abide by a number of stringent regulations when performing audits and investigations. Combined with the high number of cases OIGs must

FOIAXpress Training Guide

Among the many services that AINS offers to our customers, FOIAXpress training is one of the most popular. Through our comprehensive courses and workshops, customers can learn best practices on how to use the enterprise Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request management software, FOIAXpress. If you or your agency is

Takeaways from the Winter Employee Survey

At AINS, we are nearing a full year of social distancing and telework. But despite the separation, we are finding ways to stay connected—either through weekly check-ins, occasional happy hours, or the employee newsletter. For the Winter 2021 newsletter, we asked AINS employees to share their thoughts on the COVID

OMB Issues Guidance for Implementation of Performance Management Statutes

In January of 2021, the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued guidance to federal agencies to continue following statutory requirements for performance management previously outlined in the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA) and the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of

Air Force to Improve Flexibility in Contracting

What this could mean for the government technology sector   A recent article by Federal News Network details initiatives that the U.S. Air Force is undertaking to improve flexibility in government contracting. Among the initiatives is a strategy to remove one-year Operation and Maintenance (O&M) funding by “rethinking current regulations.” Many U.S.