In today’s Federal Newscast, the U.S. Postal Service’s Inspector General revealed the agency only saved $91 million in 2016 and 2017 after consolidating more than 200 facilities, well below it’s goal.
Months after filing a complaint about the Interior Department’s practice of filling top political positions with non-career, temporary acting officials, a nonprofit representing federal and state employees says the legal authority of those appointees “remains murky.”
In today’s Federal Newscast, Senator John McCain said Gina Haspell will have to explain her involvement in the CIA’s enhanced interrogation program before he’ll vote for her confirmation.
Bureau of Land Management may be stepping up its technology game with improvements to its system for tracking oil and gas reserves on public and Indian lands.
At the Interior Department, the Bureau of Land Management has discretion to grant exceptions to the rules for oil and gas drilling on federal land. Frank Rusco, director of natural and environment issues at the Government Accountability Office, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin it’s impossible to tell how often the agency does so because it doesn’t keep track.
Simply by hosting their tracking application — whether a giant spreadsheet or a real database — in a cloud, BLM officials could establish a framework for uniformity and thoroughness.
This fed spent the night with his girlfriend — in an official Bureau of Land Management trailer.
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The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee interrogated three federal executives about their firearms management, or lack thereof.
A new bill would get rid of law enforcement units at the U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management and transfer those authorities to local police instead. The legislation also requires both secretaries at the agriculture and interior departments develop a grants program for states who will use local law enforcement to police federal lands.