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In the world of food, the word organic remains vague, and the rules a bit loose. Now the Agriculture Department has proposed new rules to tighten up the production and handling of food sold as organic.
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy says Postal Service can still achieve its long-term financial goals – if its regulator and Congress don’t interfere with plans to overhaul its delivery network.
Federal agencies spend more on grants than they do on procurements. Way more! The Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that spending could be more transparent, and could stand a lot more oversight, than it does now
Meticulous documentation of past success, leaning on conditions for special groups such as small business or minority business owners and utilizing a red team to review both your and competition’s likely submissions are all ways to identify the right arguments for a successful protest based on a flawed past performance evaluation.
Debt default would seem, in some ways, like a government shutdown. But it's not. The government is fully appropriated for the rest of fiscal 2023. It is the money to roll over Treasury bills coming due that the government would not have.
More government will lead to taxpayer dollars stolen through fraud. However, it also means more money is needed to combat that fraud.
A recent Senate Armed Services subcommittee hearing raised questions of integrity and the so-called revolving door between industry and the Defense Department. The Project on Government Oversight (POGO) was among the witnesses, saying there's too much industrial influence on Pentagon decisions coming from former officers and high-level civilians.
A pair of bills sponsored by four senior Senate Intelligence Committee members seek to add more governance, training and accountability to the government's security classification system.
The Postal Service is falling short of its goal to start turning around its financial losses this year, and reported a $2.5 billion net loss for the second quarter of fiscal 2023.
A new report from the General Services Administration's Inspector General didn't have many nice things to say about its Multiple Award Schedule’s Transactional Data Reporting (TDR) pilot.
The fourth report in a year about the Transactional Data Reporting pilot continues to ring the same negative notes from the inspector general while GSA officials continue to push back against that tune.
he Bureau of Prisons, an agency of the Justice Department, made two highly visible lists within couple of weeks. It placed at the very bottom of the list of Best Places to Work in the Federal Government, meaning its employees rank it as the worst place. And, it joined the three dozen other programs on the Government Accountability Office's High Risk List. For why it made the High Risk List, the Federal Drive with Tom Temin spoke with GAO's Director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues, Gretta Goodwin.
The House Oversight and Accountability Committee raised concerns over OPM's role as both regulator and provider of talent acquisition systems, saying the dual position gives the agency an unfair advantage.
The House is in recess this week, but the Senate will hear more budget testimony and deal with judicial nominees. Federal Drive with Tom Temin got the outlook from Bloomberg Government Deputy News Director Loren Duggan.