After a four-year renovation, the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt (EGWW) Federal Building is a model of success for the green construction movement. The building now uses about half as much energy as it previously did and 60 percent less water than typical office buildings. Federal News Radio goes inside the building in part 2 of our special report, The Federal Office of the Future.
Sens. James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) will introduce the Representative Payee Fraud Prevention Act of 2015 Monday. Under the bill, attorneys would have authority to prosecute representatives and caretakers who steal funds from retirees.
The National Treasury Employees Union says a budget proposal for the IRS would cause ”damaging cuts.” But Rep. Ander Crenshaw defens his subcommittee’s proposal.
Commerce Department Inspector General Todd Zinser retired from government Wednesday. One Congresswoman has been investigating him for alleged misconduct for three years.
Cyber is the future of warfare, the Secretary of the Navy said in a new talk. And looking ahead he forecasts unmanned vehicles and submarines could be particularly helpful to his agency, especially as it uncovers underground mines.
Most agencies are on at least Facebook and Twitter, and many are dipping their toes into Instagram, LinkedIn, Flickr, YouTube and even Snapchat. But it’s not enough to just throw out information on social media — it has to be a two-way street.
Kymm McCabe says inspectors general and Congress are so focused on oversight that it’s creating fear and hurting communication across the federal market.
An amendment to the Veterans Affairs appropriations bill would prohibit the agency from awarding performance bonuses to senior executives.
Congress has introduced lots of bills recently affecting federal agencies and employees. We summarize them for you here.
The Federal Aviation Administration’s antiquated radar system prevents the agency from keeping pace with new technology, but Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) thinks he has a solution that would also massively overhaul the agency.
Doug Criscitello, former chief financial officer at Housing and Urban Development, offers advice for federal managers to navigate the complex and sometimes messy budget process.
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg steps down after nearly six years on the job.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee passed two bills Wednesday – one that would fire tax-delinquent federal employees and another that prevents agencies from awarding contracts or grants to companies with tax debt. More than 100,000 employees in the federal workforce currently owe a total of $3.54 billion in federal taxes.
President Barack Obama nominated two people for key administration posts at the Veterans Affairs Department.
Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced a bill they hope will increase transparency on geospatial data. The bill would require agencies to report how much they spend on such data, as part of annual budget submissions to the White House.