Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin gave a progress report on a wide range of initiatives. He told the Senate VA Committee that the department is still making “incremental change” on hiring, appeals modernization, accountability and a new electronic health record.
The IRS’ workload is expected to grow under the tax reform legislation President Donald Trump signed into law in December last year, but Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, says the IRS doesn’t have enough funding or employees to implement the tax law.
The Environmental Protection Agency may offer more buyouts and early retirements to its workforce later this year, once Congress approves a federal spending plan.
The IRS expects fewer people will be able to have their tax filing questions answered over the phone this year, according to the National Taxpayer Advocate’s annual report to Congress.
The Me Too movement has women in different careers talking about sexual harassment and assault. The national discussion did not leave out the military, unmasking more actions needed to be taken by DoD to cope.
Mark Robbins, the lone member and chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board, has personally voted on 750 petitions for review since the agency lost its second member last January. Robbins’ term expires in March.
NIST’s Tim Polk joins the Federal Drive to dissect the draft strategy of the Homeland Security and Commerce Departments for mitigating risks from botnets
Federal judge rules in favor of Trump over control of consumer protection agency
POGO’s Sean Moulton joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to tell us what potential 2018 regulation rollback could mean for the federal agencies
The U.S. Border Patrol must recruit and train 2,729 new agents a year for the next five years, in order to meet the administration’s hiring goals and keep up with current attrition.
Does the repeal of net neutrality open the doors for more efficient high-speed connection? One FCC commissioner seems to think it will.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) has asked the Office of Special Counsel to investigate the details of Leandra English’s move from a political post at the Office of Personnel Management to a career role at CFPB towards the end of the Obama administration.
The SEC’s Rob Johnson talks about the positive return on investment his new cyber unit has been in fighting securities fraud in cyberspace.
The GSA is holding a public meeting next week. Larry Allen told the Federal Drive what to expect.