There’s little effect on the public so far, but that will change the longer this partial government shutdown goes on.
A new select committee is tasked with finding ways to update how Congress conducts day-to-day business. It has one year to provide recommendations.
GAO’s Director of defense capabilities and management issues, John Pendleton, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for the highlights.
Labor groups representing Federal Aviation Administration employees warned House lawmakers another partial government shutdown would further harm the agency’s ability to recruit and retain highly skilled staff.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday cleared two of the President’s nominees to fill the Merit Systems Protection Board. But Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said he won’t bring those nominations to the Senate floor for a vote until the White House names a third nominee.
The IRS is still reeling from the effects of the 35-day shutdown that ended last month, according to the agency’s taxpayer watchdog office.
As agencies plan for the possibility of another government shutdown at the end of this week, the American Federation of Government Employees is telling its members to prepare as well.
The Army is planning on demolishing inadequate housing in the next seven years.
The Air Force needs a better plan for retaining maintainers, according to GAO.
Weak controls at the U.S. Postal Service allowed confidential employee records to fly out the door on Freedom of Information Act requests, according to the USPS Office of Inspector General.
Rebecca Jones, policy counsel at the Project on Government Oversight, argued it’s time for Congress to provide better whistleblower protections to its own staff.
The Air Force is using multiple programs to push back its security clearance backlog.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general found that when it comes to detention facilities contractors, Immigration and Customs Enforcement doesn’t adequately hold them accountable for written performance standards.
A recent study from the Senior Executives Association paints a dire picture. The federal workforce is too overworked, stressed and ill-equipped to handle the next major emergency response event.
The NSA’s Office of Inspector General recently released the unclassified version of its semi-annual report to the congressional intelligence committees, which covers the six month period ending last September.