Thousands of rules come out each year from regulatory agencies that place a large burden on the economy. Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.), chairman of the subcommittee on regulatory affairs and federal management, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss why regulatory reform is needed.
Most of the civilian agencies are taking some cuts in their budgets, and a number of programs are being eliminated.
Trump’s 2017 supplemental budget goes over the legal budget caps.
The Government Accountability Office is questioning whether the right people, skills and leadership were devoted to the Veterans Affairs Department’s past efforts to remove VA healthcare from the High-Risk List. But current VA leadership insisted it’s paying attention and asked for patience as it continues to transform the department.
House Armed Services Committee aides say they want to keep a close eye on the personnel reforms put in place by the 2017 NDAA.
The Inspectors General nominations that have been withdrawn include the ones for the Office of Personnel Management, the Defense Department, and the Social Security Administration.
With the President’s fiscal 2018 budget expected later this week, lawmakers and federal employee unions are gearing up for what could be a long and contentious fight over civilian agency spending and possible cuts to other federal employee programs. The National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association says the 2018 budget is its biggest challenge this year.
The Navy is implementing its leadership framework, just as the Marine Corps photo scandal is getting bigger.
While the health care legislation debate grows heated, a few senators are thinking about the coming end of the 2017 budget continuing resolution and what to do about passing a 2018 budget by Sept. 30. Voices in the wilderness or a growing Congressional movement? Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings has some answers on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, a member of Congress introduces a bill to strengthen oversight of employee misconduct at the Transportation Security Administration.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has been sitting on bids from three vendors for a $40 million systems integration contract for more than nine months without any real updates, and now three lawmakers are asking why.
Official time has been a hot topic for House lawmakers this week. A new bill would limit official time for all employees at the Veterans Affairs Department and would set special limits for doctors and other workers involved in direct patient care.
The Office of Management and Budget’s fiscal 2016 Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) report to Congress shows more agencies have stronger cyber defenses in place.
The Marine Corps is creating a Marine Expeditionary Force for information warfare, cyber and intelligence.
The General Services Administration wants Congress to secure funding for the billion-dollar project before it takes any more steps toward a new FBI headquarters.