Rebecca Gambler, director of Homeland Security and Justice issues at the Government Accountability Office, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for some of the numbers.
Bipartisan support is growing for a proposed bill to remove barriers to federal employment for people with a criminal record.
On a the heels of Sunshine Week, a new study from the Government Accountability Office points to a variety of examples where agencies could improve compliance with their own ethics programs and shed light on basic information about executive branch political appointees.
Sen. James Lankford says whatever retirement changes occur should only apply to new hires. Hear this story and more in today’s Federal Newscast.
Members of Congress may be rude, but the Government Accountability Office, the federal oversight agency, sticks to the facts.
Too often, Veterans Health Administration officials aren’t aware of adverse actions against practitioners or don’t follow policy when they do know, says Kathy Larin at the Government Accountability Office.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Army, Navy and Air Force said they’re establishing a “tenant’s bill of rights” to help military members deal with cases of substandard on-base housing.
The Government Accountability Office has taken two items off its high-risk list, a governmentwide inventory of programs that put agencies on-notice about major threats of fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement.
The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act required the armed services to report to Congress the required numbers and readiness levels of medical and dental personnel but there’s disagreement by Pentagon overseers with estimates.
The legislative branch doesn’t lack for watchdog offices, but as agencies continue to adopt emerging technology at an accelerating pace, lawmakers and good-government groups have reviewed their calls to bring back the Office of Technology Assessment.