A U.S. official says the Pentagon’s watchdog agency has cleared Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan of wrongdoing in connection with allegations that he had used his official position to favor his former employer, Boeing Co.
Federal Protective Service was formerly housed in the General Services Administration, and has been part of the Department of Homeland Security for 15 years. Yet it doesn’t seem to quite fit anywhere.
For about a year the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service has been studying what inspires Americans around the country join the military and civil services.
Every year the federal government reports levels of improper payments of around $140 billion. The problem seems impervious to efforts to end it.
A series of bombings of US embassies in the 1990s initially inspired the need for more secure facilities overseas.
Michael Horowitz, inspector general at the Justice Department, said 22 percent of all women and 43 percent of female criminal investigators reported experiencing gender-based discrimination in the department.
The Office of Personnel Management’s latest monthly retirement claims report shows progress in some areas but the backlog is still not budging.
A watchdog report finds contracting officials with the Government Publishing Office mismanaged the awarding of one of its biggest contracts — selecting a vendor to print and mail forms for the upcoming decennial census.
The Professional Services Council and Grant Thornton’s biennial survey of federal acquisition workers found budget uncertainty and oversight requirements temper their optimism.
Each of the military services are facing shortages of pilots, especially combat pilots, which defense officials have tended to blame on increasing demand from the commercial airline industry.