In today's Federal Newscast, on-time mail delivery still hasn’t fully recovered from operational changes made nearly two months ago by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.
President Trump's pick to lead the Office of Personnel Management is accused of 'lacking commitment to federal merit system," one of D.C.'s industry experts is leaving his high-profile post, and a congressional committee is launching an investigation into recent tragedies at Ft. Hood.
In today's Federal Newscast: Special Counsel Henry Kerner said the Hatch Act does not apply to Trump and Pence, the Post Office lost $1 billion dollars last month and a missing Fort Hood soldier is found dead.
Forces Command IG Col. Patrick Wempe said they "may not have the life experience or the military experience" to handle the situations.
Federal agents have seized more than 20 vehicles and the money from 10 bank accounts belonging to a married couple of U.S. Army veterans in Texas
In today's Federal Newscast, Homeland Security Committee chairman Bennie Thompson wants to know what DHS is doing to keep employees safe.
The military will try everything from ship-wide connectivity to augmented reality support in its newest 5G push.
Sarkis Tatigian joined the Navy in 1942. He’s been there ever since, until his death this week at the age of 96. Read about him and other Defense news in this week's DoD Reporter's Notebook.
House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee Chairman John Garamendi says its too costly to keep important activities at climate vulnerable bases.
Insider Threat programs across all agencies must develop alongside technology, the GAO reports. However, the Department of Defense is making significant progress.
The recent false alarm at the Washington Navy Yard has insider threats on the minds of employees at military bases all over the country. The Defense Department has a long list of recommendations to protect itself better against insider threats. The Government Accountability Office issued 79 of them after the Fort Hood shooting in 2009. But DoD doesn't know how it's doing on those recommendations because individual military services aren't consistently communicating and reporting their progress. Joe Kirschbaum is the director of defense capabilities and management issues at the Government Accountability Office. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the force protection guidance DoD already has, and the recommendations GAO first made after the Fort Hood shooting.
This week AFGE's "Inside Government" explores LGBT employee issues in the federal workplace with Frank Fragomene, an EEO specialist and attorney from the AFGE Women's and Fair Practices Department; Sasha Buchert, a staff attorney at the Transgender Law Center; and, Darren Phelps, the AFL-CIO executive director of Pride at Work. Cheryl Eliano, the AFGE local 1920 president, also joins the program and discusses her experience during both of the shootings at Fort Hood.
The Defense Department says it's creating a profile of the Fort Hood shooter to understand his motives. Intense media coverage is producing a wide variety of theories. But that outside speculation could be undermining an opportunity for DoD and the Department of Veterans Affairs to better protect employees from future tragedies. Phillip Carter, senior fellow, counsel and director of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security, was a guest on In Depth with Francis Rose.
The Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood rampage will be tried in a military court and face the death penalty if convicted.