The Trump administration’s new Office of American Innovation wants to bring in private-sector experts to improve federal agency performance. It should heed the lessons of an Obama administration initiative that tried to do the same thing.
Agencies were scored for how easy it is to find and use email records, established email policies, and employee training. Agencies were also scored on whether there is a low, medium or high risk of not managing email effectively.
The Navy needs 2,000 civilians to deal with its ship maintenance backlog and even more if the fleet size increases.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the resolution is part of a package, signed by President Donald Trump, to “roll back job killing rules.”
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the goal of the executive order is to make agencies more efficient, effective and accountable.
The General Services Administration wants Congress to secure funding for the billion-dollar project before it takes any more steps toward a new FBI headquarters.
The Trump administration has had an extra month to work on its cybersecurity executive order. Former federal cyber officials and industry stakeholders say it’s important to consider the role of agency leaders, and not to jump to conclusions about vacancies for cyber executives.
Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama didn’t have a lot in common. But they all issued a slew of midnight regulations — new rules issued between election and the inaugurations of their successors. But President Barack Obama seems to have been the champion. Why do they do it and what are the implications? Sofie Miller, senior policy analyst at George Washington University, offers her analysis on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The Trump administration’s plan to reduce non-defense discretionary spending by 10 percent means civilian agencies will need to look at programs and personnel, not just for this year, but for the long-term. Some fiscal observers says it’s time to consider budget process reform.
The Trump administration’s “budget blueprint” includes a $54 billion increase in Defense spending, bringing the top-line spending for Defense to $603 billion and $462 billion for non-defense discretionary spending.
Friday’s inauguration might mark the final end of the long election season, but it’s just in time for the madness — merchandise madness, that is.
President Barack Obama signed an executive order Jan. 17, which sets the governance process and suitability standards for agencies and the population of federal employees and contractors. It clarifies the work that the Office of Personnel Management and National Background Investigation Bureau has already started to develop a more modern vetting system.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosts an Armed Forces full honor review farewell ceremony in honor of Barack H. Obama, 44th President of the United States.
With the the chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board resigning in less than a week, employees appealing their disciplinary actions will have to be patient as they wait for President-elect Donald Trump to appoint at least one member for a quorum.
Through executive orders, the White House enacted more than a half dozen significant changes on matters ranging from nondiscrimination against LGBT employees to minimum wage rules affecting contractors. All of them are likely targets for repeal by the Trump administration. Ken Rosenberg, a partner at the law firm Fox Rothschild talks with Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about what’s ahead.