A creeping incompetence in handling the government seems to be overtaking Congress. Case in point? What’s going on with the MSPB.
Merit Systems Protection Board has lost all members now, after the Senate on Thursday failed to take up legislation that would have extended the holdover term for the last remaining board member or hold a vote on the president’s two nominees.
In today’s Federal Newscast, more than 17 years after Pentagon’s most expensive weapons acquisition first started, the Navy said its version of the F-35 is ready for combat.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the cybersecurity firm Anomali Labs says it’s found a malicious server hosting two separate phishing campaigns targeting government contractors looking to do business with the Labor and Transportation departments.
Good government groups are making a last-ditch effort to resolve an increasingly likely scenario at the Merit Systems Protection Board. The board will have no members starting Friday, unless Congress passes a temporary term extension or finds a way to confirm new nominees.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the U.S. Postal Service is asking industry for an autonomous vehicle that can follow a route while a mail carrier is able to sort the mail for delivery.
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday cleared two of the President’s nominees to fill the Merit Systems Protection Board. But Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said he won’t bring those nominations to the Senate floor for a vote until the White House names a third nominee.
The partial government shutdown has ceased nearly all operations at the Merit Systems Protection Board.
Amid the partial government shutdown, one group sometimes gets overlooked. Political appointees must stay on the job.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Department of Veterans Affairs was forced to change how it pays for veterans’ education benefits after IT problems.