Some powerful members of Congress have wondered aloud whether more federal agencies should be moved out of Washington. House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) says that would put them closer to the people they regulate. Bob Tobias, professor in the key executive leadership program at American University, tells Federal Drive with Tom Temin that’s not such a good idea.
The House Armed Services Committee’s top Democrat said Thursday that he plans to reintroduce legislation that would allow the Defense Department to conduct a new round of base realignments and closures (BRAC).
Two Democrat Senators sent their second letter to the General Services Administration asking how they are going to deal with the “violation” of the terms of the Trump Hotel lease.
Inaugurations can be nice, but also messy and very confusing, as Senior Correspondent Mike Causey will try to explain.
The National Taxpayer Advocate’s 2016 report to Congress calls for tax reform and for the Internal Revenue Service to turn its focus outward when it comes to customer service and meeting its mission as a tax administration agency.
The FBI’s Washington Field Office is ready to respond to a variety of threats or events that might occur during the 58th Presidential Inauguration. The various tactical response teams can handle hazardous materials, bomb threats, barricade situations, and can offer emergency medical support to agents injured in the line of duty. The FBI Washington Field Office’s tactical response teams presented some of their tools and kits that can be deployed on Inauguration Day during a Jan. 9 press conference in Washington, D.C.
The Food and Drug Administration’s headquarters in White Oak, Maryland needs some work to address cramped office space and a lack of parking spots. But government auditors say the agency needs to do a better job linking its strategic mission with future facilities plans.
Cybsersecurity, customer service, even deep space exploration are on the list of federal agencies’ Performance.gov goals in fiscal 2016-17.
The Department of Homeland Security’s long-awaited new headquarters won’t be completed until at least 2021, but one of the project’s biggest champions in the Senate has urged Congress to hold up its end of the bargain once its current continuing resolution expires.
The General Services Administration is beginning environmental, transportation and historic preservation studies on three locations for Labor’s new building. The move is part of a broader effort by GSA this year to find homes for government agencies
Given enough attention and commitment from the Pentagon’s top leadership, the next administration ought to be able to implement enough business reforms to wring billions of dollars a year out of the Defense Department’s budget, said Robert Hale, who managed DoD’s finances for five years from 2009-2014.
The Senate had a busy weekend, passing five major pieces of legislation that will impact veterans, inspectors general, FBI whistleblowers and others before the close of the 114th Congress.
The Defense Department is taking growing pains in stride as it continues to work on its multi-year implementation plan of the cybersecurity system, the Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS).
Veronica Blette’s passion for water conservation has spurred her to action that’s saved an estimated 1.5 trillion gallons of water. Blette, who is the chief of the EPA’s WaterSense program and recipient of industry’s Water Star Award, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin to talk about water conservation.