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Last Build Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:05:51 -0500

 



Trump Signs TSP Modernization Act Into Law

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:05:51 -0500

Participants in the federal government’s 401(k)-style retirement program will have more options for managing their investments.President Trump at the White House on Friday.


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The Potential Payoff for Applying Metrics and Analytics to Government Is Significant

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:18:29 -0500

But managers need more training, and all employees need to be involved in performance initiatives.


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Trump to Congress: Offset Disaster Relief With Cuts to Agency Spending

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:32:54 -0500

White House requests $11 billion in cuts—and potentially more—to pay for hurricane response.


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A Fight Is Brewing Between Congress and the Military Over Cyber War

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:00:00 -0500

Should in-theater commanders be allowed to launch attacks that currently require approval from the national command authority?Gen Joseph L. Votel, commander United States Central Command, gives opening remarks during the Chairman of Defense tri-lateral discussion between Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the United States during his visit to Iraq in July.


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Last of 24 Scammers Impersonating IRS Agents Pleads Guilty

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:10:48 -0500

Probe of money laundering conspiracy involved Justice, Homeland Security and Treasury IG.


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The White House Is Refusing to Comply With Congressional Inquiries Into Travel Spending

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:48:31 -0500

A congressional committee has already subpoenaed documents on travel from two agencies.Reps. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and Elijah Cummings, D-Md., requested the information and said the administration's reason for noncompliance was unacceptable.


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Five Annoying Questions to Ask Your Grandparents at Thanksgiving

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:54:40 -0500

There’s no time like the holiday to explore the pressing issues of federal policy.


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Mulvaney Might Double as Temporary Head of Consumer Bureau

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:41:15 -0500

The White House has not confirmed reports of budget director’s expanded role.White House budget director Mick Mulvaney in September.


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Has the Mueller Probe Hamstrung Trump's Foreign Policy?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 09:53:53 -0500

Nixon and Clinton managed to get a great deal done of overseas while facing special prosecutors at home, but Trump has more weaknesses than they did.Trump speaks at the United Nations in September.


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Play of the Day: Al Franken and Sexual Harassment

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:36:54 -0500

Late-night notes that sexual predation is not a partisan issue.


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Trump Administration Reverses Key Immigration Decision After Postal Service Screwup

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 17:09:53 -0500

Some immigrants with DACA status will now have an extension to apply for renewal.Supporters of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program (DACA) demonstrate in front of the White House on Sept. 9.


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Senate Sends Defense Authorization Bill, Military Pay Raise to Trump’s Desk

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:16:58 -0500

Military service members will see a 2.4 percent across-the-board pay increase in 2018, setting up debate over civilian pay parity.


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Sheryl Sandberg Is Calling BS On Your Long-Held Career Phobia

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:06:05 -0500

Your career can move in more than one direction—it doesn't always have to be up.


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More Than 50 Experts Told DHS That Using AI For 'Extreme Vetting' Is Dangerously Misguided

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:59:35 -0500

DHS cannot automate "extreme vetting." It's just not technically possible.


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Small Business Activist Wins Interim Victory Against Pentagon, Sikorsky

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:49:35 -0500

Chapman’s FOIA case forces out “proprietary” information on subcontractors.The Pentagon, as seen behind the Air Force Memorial.


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The Final Countdown: Filing the Papers

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:19:54 -0500

It’s that time of year, when many people are filling out the paperwork to apply for retirement.


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Army Chief: The US Needs More Troops in Europe

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:00:00 -0500

The U.S. is "on track," but additional armored forces, long-range artillery and bridging capabilities would help deter Russia, Milley says.


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Navy Poised to Fire Employee After Failing for 4 Years to Accommodate Her Disability

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:50:08 -0500

Service spent more than a year attempting to address compatibility issues between promised speech recognition and its intranet.


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House Passes Bipartisan Evidence-Based Policymaking Bill

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:43:10 -0500

Agencies would create evaluation officers and contribute to national secure data inventory.Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., said the Senate should act quickly on the measure.


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Air Force Wants to Get New Nuclear Weapons Faster

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:58:00 -0500

Just months into the first development contracts, the service’s top general is looking for ways to speed things up.Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force CMSgt. Kaleth O. Wright visit Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.


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Play of the Day: Our Parched President Returns From Asia

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:40:08 -0500

Donald Trump drinks water and fills out forms.


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What Evidence-Based Policymaking Doesn’t Do

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:37:51 -0500

The obsession with improving existing programs misses the need to redesign them for the future.


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Appointee Watch: The 300-Day Mark

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:35:42 -0500

HHS nominee announced, other picks withdraw as Trump runs into the federal vacancy deadline.HHS secretary nominee Alex Azar holds a press conference at HHS in 2006, when he was deputy secretary.


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Inspectors General Seek Subpoena Power, Authority to Probe DoJ Prosecutors

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:21:33 -0500

TSA watchdog calls results of new secret test of TSA airport screeners "disappointing."Justice Department IG Michael Horowitz led the IGs' charge in favor of larger budgets, quicker nominations for vacancies and long-sought subpoena power to compel testimony from retired agency employees.


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Why You Need to Be Bored (And How to Get There)

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:21:03 -0500

That space between active thoughts is where we get our best ideas.


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