FILE - This March 27, 2008 file photo shows the Pentagon in Washington. The civilian official overseeing the Pentagon's campaign to defeat the Islamic State group in the Middle East has resigned in the latest jolt to Pentagon leadership in the waning weeks of the Trump administration.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Policy winners and losers in the Defense authorization bill

The annual Defense authorization bill is filled with policy changes for non-defense agencies, including more than 50 focused on cybersecurity and a host…

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Helpful guidance or ‘bureaucratic abuse?’ Implementation is key for Trump’s new executive orders

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House oversight committee approves ‘ban the box’ bill for agencies, contractors

The House Oversight and Reform Committee passed a bipartisan bill Tuesday that would “ban the box” and prohibit federal agencies and contractors from…

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GAO ticks DoD supply chain management, weather satellite data gaps off high-risk list

The Government Accountability Office has taken two items off its high-risk list, a governmentwide inventory of programs that put agencies on-notice about…

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In this Aug. 7, 2018, photo, Mark Robbins, the sole member of the Merit Systems Protection Board, walks through the supply closet, pointing to boxes full of cases, in his office in Washington. Robbins reads through federal workplace disputes, analyzes the cases, marks them with notes and logs his legal opinions. He then passes them along to nobody. He’s the only member of a three-member board that legally can’t operate until the president and Congress give him at least one colleague.  (AP Photo/Juliet Linderman)

Senate forces ‘first’ for MSPB as the agency loses all members

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.

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