GAO auditors often cannot rely on financial figures submitted on DOD use of resources. Some financial experts say one solution would be to require courses in economics, including accounting and other pertinent subfields, to graduate from all service academies.
Against continuing attacks on both government and private sector cybersecurity, a bipartisan bill in Congress would mandate more training with standard techniques to defeat breaches, focused especially on feds with supply chain duties.
DHS just finished a hiring "sprint" it launched in May. The result? More than 300 new cybersecurity professionals have been brought onboard, and another 500 have offers on the table.
The VHA is at risk of security breaches, due to ongoing failure to follow requirements for documenting returned personal identity verification cards (PIVs), according to an IG report.
About 67 percent of the U.S. population over 18 is at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19. Now, yet another federal employee health insurer, the Government Employees Health Association (GEHA), is offering feds a financial incentive to get their shots.
Now pending in Congress, there’s a bill that would allow feds whose careers started in temporary or seasonal positions to retroactively contribute to their retirement for those intermittent or non-fulltime periods of employment: The Federal Fairness Retirement Act (H.R. 5389).
The White House has released new guidance for federal agencies requiring department leaders to implement critical evidence-building provisions of the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policy Act, nearly three years after its passage.
Organized labor at the Social Security Administration is unhappy with the pace of new policies and union leaders are pushing for the ouster of SSA Commissioner Andrew Saul, who was appointed by President Trump to a six-year term and cannot easily be fired.
Legislation that would authorize the Merit Systems Protection Board for the next half-decade was approved in congressional committee this week, giving hope to feds that the long-crippled appeals panel might soon be back in business.
Eleven federal agencies implement R&D support to promising private sector entities, and GAO finds all but one don't always stick strictly to program rules.
The annual Best Places to Work in the Federal Government Survey, an analysis by the Partnership for Public Service of OPM survey research, shows federal employee engagement, as in previous years, remains lower than in private sector employees.
Sens. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) have introduced a bill proposing two new cybersecurity training programs that would increase the federal government's cyber workforce.
In the depths of the Civil War, President Lincoln declared slavery illegal in the Confederacy. But it took more than two more years, until after war’s end, to free the last enslaved persons in the South. And it's taken another century and a half for this crucial date to become a federal holiday.
COVID has killed many feds, and sickened untold thousands more, and the disease continues to endanger the workforce into the future. But a new OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard aims to reduce the threat, specifically to healthcare workers.
Most feds just don't work hard, a long-ago World War II veteran boss of mine once told me. Oh, except for the fed next door, HIS fed.
Climate change threatens TSP investment returns and yet the board that governs the massive fund has been slow to adapt, GAO finds.
The president of NATCA, the association of air traffic controllers, testified this week that at some facilities, equipment, technology and workplaces are reaching obsolescence. The situation raises safety concerns, for the workforce and the flying public.
Across federal agencies, inspectors general provide needed oversight, both deterring and investigating waste and fraud. But nowadays, according to the watchdog Project on Government Oversight, far too many IG slots remain vacant for months or, in many cases, longer.
A bill is advancing in Congress to provide collective bargaining rights to VHA doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers.