GAO’s Director of defense capabilities and management issues, John Pendleton, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for the highlights.
President Donald Trump signed the 2019 spending bill into law, securing a 1.9 percent pay raise for federal employees that will be retroactive to Jan. 1.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Congressional Budget Office takes a look at just how much it will cost for the Defense Department to go through with all of its plans for the near future.
Norma Krayem, senior policy adviser at Holland & Knight, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin in studio with an assessment on the new TSA cyber road map.
Government has the job of being an honest broker of information, if agencies can stay open to issue it.
Some 1,150 housing contracts expired during the 35-day government shutdown, but the Department of Housing and Urban Development said the situation could have been avoided if its contract management system wasn’t more than 30 years old.
Tentative budget agreement to keep government operating gives Trump far less money than he sought for border wall
Even without the up-and-down appropriations negotiations it would be a busy week on Capitol Hill. Firewall Editor in Chief David Hawkings shared more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Representative Mark Takano (D-Calif.) is launching an official investigation into the influence of three members of President Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago golf club, on recent personnel and policy decisions at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Government Accountability Office notes the estimate went up by $100 billion just this year.
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.
Despite the surge in mail and packages from the holiday season and a bump in market mail leading up from last year’s midterm elections, the Postal Service ended the first quarter of fiscal 2019 worse off than the year before.
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.
In today’s Federal Newscast, NASA announces it will be running a test flight of a crewed commercial space craft some time in July.