Defense Secretary Ash Carter pleads with Congress to avoid the across-the-board budget cuts of sequestration again. He told the House Armed Services Committee the Defense Department’s greatest risk is losing the stability that this year’s budget deal gave the department.
The Navy gives its commands 60 days to implement better document retention procedures, saying they’re necessary if the service is ever going to pass a financial audit.
Office of Personnel Management acting Director Beth Cobert has a Senate supporter in her bid to get the permanent job. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) is calling for Cobert’s confirmation.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), while praising Metro general manager Paul Wiedefeld, said entrenched Metrorail managers should be dismissed.
The Citizenship and Immigration Service is pushing back against a harsh report by the Homeland Security Department’s inspector general.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is now the latest official snared in an email controversy.
The head of a House committee wants to know what’s happening to people’s information when they open accounts on HealthCare.gov.
The Defense Department is not doing a good enough job to stop improper spending on travel. A report from the agency’s Office of Inspector General found DoD’s methods for fixing the problem didn’t work because it did not identify reasons for the improper payments.
The Defense Department authorizes the military to start integrating women for all occupations and specialties right away.
The Senate passes the Presidential Transitions Improvement Act. The bill requires presidential candidates to put together a transition team six months before Election Day.
The Defense Department will deploy Windows 10 throughout the department by January, according to a recent memo by Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work.
The proposed rule would have established a three-year time limit for filing a court claim for review of agency or retirement system final decisions on FEGLI claims. OPM said it’s withdrawing the rule for further analysis.
Acting OPM Director Beth Cobert is encouraging agencies to show their employees what they’ve done with past year’s results to get more people to take the survey this year. Survey results will start to come out in August.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) wants more answers from the Merit Systems Protection Board about its decision to overturn punishments for two senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department.