More than 30 think tank experts are calling for military base closures. The Defense Department says it is operating with a 22 percent excess of infrastructure.
The Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act, which senators introduced last week, may have more momentum than previous bills. It now has 12 co-sponsors, including four Democrats and VA Secretary David Shulkin himself. Yet some federal employee groups and experts question whether the new bill has the teeth to truly tackle long entrenched cultural problems at the department.
Fifteen organizations, both liberal and conservative, called on the White House to use a scalpel rather than a meat ax to cut DoD civilian employees.
Every time there’s been a move to post actual federal contract documents on public websites, the effort’s been derailed, partly because of concerns about protecting contractors’ proprietary information. Sean Moulton manages the open government program at Project on Government Oversight. He tells Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about what the feds can learn from how states handle similar information.
The General Services Administration released a request for information asking for input from the data community for other potential ways to validate and verify vendors.
President Trump’s pick to head the Air Force is highly qualified, but some experts think her business connections are dubious.
The inevitable has come to pass: a federal contracting association has legally challenged the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces final rule.
The Pentagon’s acting inspector general blames chronic underfunding for extensive delays in its investigations into whistleblower reprisal claims, which averaged about 300 days in 2015.
Almost 40 groups sent a letter to Congress asking it remove a FOIA exemption for DoD in the defense authorization bill.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, a large group of government transparency advocacy groups has asked members of Congress to disallow proposal to give DoD more FOIA exemptions.