Group Blasts VA Proposal to Strip Senior Executives of Appeal Rights

SEA says idea is 'farcical' and would make top career leaders at department second-class citizens.

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The FBI's Strategy to End the Oregon Standoff and Get Cliven Bundy: Patience

The bureau successfully played the long game in both cases.

11 Major Agency Reforms in Obama’s Budget

Not everything the president’s blueprint is unachievable.

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Fedblog Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton during the Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Feb. 11, 2016.

Presidential Hopefuls Rip Wasteful Bureaucracy--and That’s Just the Democrats

Clinton and Sanders address the question of what, if anything, they’d cut from government.

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The Never-Ending War on Federal Whistleblowers

Those who try to report and fix problems at their agencies are still risking their careers.

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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?

Karl Rove attends a 2012 White House ceremony to unveil portraits of former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush.

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

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

 Joe Biden, left, gestures while speaking with Dr. Bruce L. Levine PH.D., center, and Dr. Carl H. June M.D., in the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania in January.

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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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.