Several trade industry groups have urged congressional reform to speed up the security clearance process for federal employees and contractors.
Oversight committees in both chambers of Congress this week will consider the president’s nominees to sit on the Merit Systems Protection Board, along with other changes to disciplinary actions and probationary periods for federal employees.
Some agency-inspector general relationships have drifted out of favor over the past 40 years. The IG community says it’s time to swing the pendulum back.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s chief of staff tells congressional investigations that the agency assigns public-records requests from environmental groups or others that it sees as “politically charged” to special internal review
The Senate has confirmed Emory Rounds as the new director of the Office of Government Ethics. The agency veteran was a surprise nominee considering the strained relationship President Donald Trump has had with the office.
The Trump administration sent to Congress earlier this week a draft bill called the Federal Information Technology Supply Chain Risk Management Improvement Act.
The Senate has announced long-awaited hearings for three nominees to the Merit System Protection Board. The agency that handles appeals from the Civil Service Commission has lack a quorum to do business for more than 18 months.
After more than one year after the Veterans Affairs Department stood up its new Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection. senior executives still make up a small fraction of disciplinary actions.
Bloomberg Government editorial director Loren Duggan joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for his weekly look ahead at Congress.
The Justice Department tells Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) that it came to a premature conclusion on a recent case.
Federal infrastructure projects have stalled around the country due to cumbersome permitting processes and funding challenges, which is why a bipartisan law was enacted two years ago to speed things up. Now the authors are hoping to amend that legislation with the Federal Permitting Reform and Jobs Act.
Money, human capital and project management all come together in the IRS’ modernization travails.
Members of Congress might be physically out of town this week, but their minds are likely still in Washington.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the State Department plans to spend almost $1 billion to modernize four key services under the Bureau of Consular Affairs.