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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.

An airman attaches fins to GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided bombs at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, in 2016.

Air Force: We’re Low on Bombs Because Congress Can’t Pass a Budget

It’s hard to persuade arms makers to boost production, even to fight ISIS, without cash on the barrelhead.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speak with DREAMERS on Capitol Hill earlier this month.

How Democrats' Debt Ceiling Deal With President Trump May Have Backfired

The agreement cleared up a busy congressional calendar, allowing Republicans time for another attempt at repealing Obamacare.

Housing a Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson speaks to HUD employees in Washington on March 6.

Carson’s Ultimate Goal for HUD: 'Heal the Nation'

Housing and Urban Development Department Secretary Ben Carson gave employees his vision for the agency. He also promised to fix the restrooms at headquarters.

VA Secretary David Shulkin had vowed not to put the medical center director back in his former position.

VA Re-Fires Scandal-Plagued Employee in Test Case for Trump's New Law

New law took effect after initial disciplinary act against director of medical center in Washington, D.C.