In today’s Federal Newscast, lawmakers want to hear from the Indian Health Service’s acting director about what he’s done to improve on an apparent failure of the agency to provide quality health care.
In today’s Federal Newscast, 28 Senators signed on to a resolution to keep the U.S. Postal Service a federal entity.
NASA’s Office of Inspector General said the agency won’t be able to continue to fund the ISS and pursue missions outside low-earth orbit without significantly more funding.
Robert Wilkie, the president’s nominee for secretary of Veterans Affairs, said he would faithfully implement the VA MISSION Act, but oppose efforts to fully-privatize VA health care.
The private sector can bring perks and pay many feds only dream of, but a recent report by the Federal Reserve Board, indicated life outside the federal fold is not always a bed of roses.
Federal workers overwhelmingly list public service as one of their primary motivations for what they do. Contractors don’t.
Members of Congress from both parties have signaled they’re ready to consider privatizing air traffic control, or at least changing how it’s funded. One reason is the FAA’s struggle to modernize the systems that support safe flight. Many in Washington are wondering whether the system would function more efficiently as a commercial entity. Pete Dumont, president of the trade group Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to present ATCA’s feelings on the matter.
Should you even be doing your job? Is it possible that a private sector firm could do what your agency does at less cost to the taxpayers? It’s been tried before, namely in the IRS, with very, very mixed results.