Congress stood up OTA in 1972 as a tech-focused watchdog to serve a complementary oversight role to the Government Accountability Office, but lawmakers in 1995 zeroed out funding for the office.
The Congressional Brain Injury Task Force sent a letter to DoD expressing concern about possible blast injuries and concussions of the 11 service members injured in the Jan. 8 attack on Al-Asad Airbase in Iraq.
Tinkering by Congress has rendered Defense procurement into a sort of laboratory — and each of the armed services is running its own experiments.
In today’s Federal Newscast, Senator Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) introduced the Bogus Bonus Ban Act to try to rein in excessive spending on unwarranted bonuses to contractors who fail to meet certain standards on federal projects.
Leadership on two House committees are skeptical of a proposed rule from the EEOC, which would reverse a 40-year-old policy allowing union representatives official time to prepare discrimination complaints on behalf of their coworkers.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Competitive Pay for Leaders in Veterans Health Care Act will correct an unintended consequence from a 2010 bill that was supposed to help Veterans Affairs Department fill Senior Executive Service positions.
The Senate might be the most tradition-soaked institution in America. But it’s had relatively few impeachment trials since the founding.
Gen. John Hyten, the new vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says DoD must fix its requirements processes — not just its acquisition rules — if it wants to solve its software development challenges.
A 2016 law was supposed to, at last, give FBI whistleblowers the protections most other federal employees have. But three years after the bill’s passage, at least one FBI whistleblower says he’s still waiting for an opportunity to have his day in court.
A sexual assault allegation from inside a VA hospital has led to rancor among officials.
For a look at the week ahead and beyond, Bloomberg Government editorial director Loren Duggan joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Army wants to put the breaks on transferring its health facilities to the DoD, a Federal News Network exclusive story.
The Data Coalition said the new strategy was influenced by the Foundations for Evidence Based Policymaking Act, and will make federal data more accessible.
Dan Snyder, the director of government contracts at Bloomberg Government, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for a look ahead.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a new page on Oversight.gov tracks IG vacancies.