Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says now that EPA is handing out buyouts, it’s likely other agencies will follow suit.
The Defense Innovation Unit Experimental is still awarding contracts despite months of uncertainty.
The Trump administration’s government reorganization directly impacts federal agencies, but Congress will have its work cut out as lawmakers balance their own jurisdictional priorities with policy and personnel changes.
The Defense Department is starting its preliminary work to cut its acquisition office in half, including assigning distinct responsibilities to each new office.
Nagging questions remain in Congress on whether it really did anything useful to prevent another 2008-like financial meltdown. Now an unlikely pair of lawmakers — Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) — think it’s time to have the government re-regulate banking in a way the Dodd-Frank bill did not. Roll Call Senior Editor David Hawkings tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin they’re thinking back to Glass-Steagall.
The nation’s number-two military officer added himself to the list of Defense officials who’ve expressed unease about taking funds away from the State Department as one way to pay for a $54 billion plus-up in military spending.
Gen. Paul Selva all but told Americans to vote out their member of Congress because of the failure to pass a budget.
DoD and Congress have been working on trimming the civilian workforce for years. Will the new OMB memo do anything different?
The Trump administration, as it promised, ended the 90-day hiring freeze. Simultaneously it launched an ambitious plan to re-do the executive branch bureaucracy top to bottom.
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Dan Scavino, assistant to the president and White House director of social media, sent the tweet in question on April 1 encouraging voters to vote against Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) in a primary.
The Army cast off nearly 700 soldiers in the second half of 2016.
The 21st Century Cures Act, with rare bipartisan support, was supposed to modernize the Food and Drug Administration. The hiring freeze changed things up. Seth Rothman, a partner at the law firm Hughes, Hubbard and Reed, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to explain what may be happening now.
Trump’s policies might save some money in DoD by reducing waste, fraud and abuse, but some changes, like the hiring freeze, might do more damage than good to the Pentagon.
Seventeen senators introduced a bill to ensure federal employees get paid, even if Congress can’t agree how to fund the government past April 28.