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GovExec Daily

Dec 23, 2021

To paraphrase an old cliché, 2021 came in with a bang and is going out with a whimper. The 19th month of the coronavirus restrictions saw the Omicron variant rampaging through the U.S., nearly a year after vaccines became available for Americans. Against this backdrop, federal employees had to transition between presidential administrations and continue government operations mostly remotely. It was an eventful year.

Tom Shoop is editor at-large and the former executive vice president and editor in chief at GovExec.He joined the podcast to discuss the stories that defined 2021.