11 Major Agency Reforms in Obama’s Budget

Not everything the president’s blueprint is unachievable.

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Was the IRS Bullied Into Giving Karl Rove’s Group Tax-Exempt Status?

The agency's ruling on Crossroads GPS prompts an outcry.

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What Is the Point of Joe Biden's Cancer 'Moonshot'?

The vice president has launched an effort to “end cancer,” but the White House is only asking for $1 billion.

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What’s Really Behind Why Women Earn Less Than Men?

Once it was because they weren’t as well educated. What’s holding them back now?

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Effective Leaders Know How to Focus on the Future

Fortunately, strategic foresight is a measurable activity.

VA Secretary Bob McDonald testifies before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee Wednesday on the department's budget request.

VA Proposes Taking Away Senior Executives’ MSPB Appeal Rights

Department’s about-face on authority to discipline top career officials comes after judges reverse two demotions and a firing.

Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., sought a framework to better manage existing space and help facilitate the disposal of unneeded federal property.

Goal of Improving Federal Property Management Unites Disparate Senators

Panel advances Carper bill to speed disposal of unneeded facilities.

A convoy of armored vehicles and SUVs rolls past a barricade on the road near the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on Jan. 30.

The Oregon Standoff Comes to an End

All four holdouts at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge have surrendered.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., sponsored the measure.

Senate Advances Plan to Expand Whistleblower Protections Among Subcontractor Employees

Panel clears McCaskill bill that would make protections permanent.

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., introduced the bill.

Bonus Bill For Feds Gains Momentum in Senate

Bipartisan legislation would allow agencies to give awards of up to $10,000 to federal employees who help save the government money.

The current border fence is shown in 2012 with Tijuana on the left and California on the right.

Donald Trump Has a Cost Estimate For His Border Wall to Send to Mexico

The multibillion-dollar price tag he put on it is missing a few expenses, though.

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When Employees Allege Wrongdoing, Tread Carefully

Personal intervention can send the message that your organization’s procedures for addressing grievances aren’t to be trusted.

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, testifies before a Senate Finance Committee hearing on Wednesday.

Obama Would Hike IRS Budget by 9 Percent

Commissioner offers 15 improvement initiatives, vows not to rehire bad apples.