U.S. Was ‘Ill-Prepared’ to Help Train Afghan Security Forces, IG Finds

“One U.S. officer watched TV shows like Cops and NCIS” for lesson plans, watchdog says.

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‘Cyber Defense Is Very Much About Political Decisions’

When European defense ministers played a tabletop cyber defense exercise, things got hard very quickly.

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Analysis: Giving the Deep State More Leeway to Kill With Drones

President Trump is poised to compound the most grave moral failing of his predecessor by making targeted killings less safe, less legal, and less rare.

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Office of Personnel Management headquarters in Washington.

Lawmaker Questions Oversight of Agencies’ Buyout, Early Retirement Offers

OPM has a history of approving faulty requests for separation incentive authority, congressman says.

HHS Secretary Tom Price. An HHS spokesperson said sometimes commercial travel is not feasible for Price.

Momentum Builds for Probe of HHS Secretary’s Travel Costs

Agency says using charter planes helps Price move power out of Washington.

Acting ICE director Thomas Homan holds a press conference over the summer. The agency's mission is controversial enough that its executives need protection, officials have argued.

IG: Immigration and Border Agency Execs Used Security Details Without Legal Authority

Homeland Security agrees to review protection programs, but will not suspend them during the review.

Trump Is Having a Profound Impact on Regulatory Policy

Despite a lack of legislative success, the new administration is making its mark.

Play of the Day: Trump Wants to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

He may not know what it means, but he definitely wants it done.

SAMMIE Awards Honor Team That Cracked Volkswagen Emissions Cheating

Award winners will be feted at a black-tie event in Washington on Sept. 27.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. (left), have long championed evidence-based policy. In this 2015 photo, Ryan signs legislation changing how schools are evaluated.

Congress Wants to Boost Agency Use of Evidence in Program Evaluation

Improving data to measure outcomes is not a pretext to cut spending, panelists say.

Forecasters from the National Weather Service monitor Hurricane Irma from Miami earlier this month.

National Weather Service Develops New Career Path for Meteorologists

Initiative will help aspiring forecasters advance their careers while relieving the burden of administrators in charge of hiring and promoting.

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster sent the directive last week.

Agencies Begin White House-Mandated Training for Every Fed on Consequences of Leaks

Employees across government are receiving training this week on unauthorized disclosures.