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.

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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.

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

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


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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.

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.

Scientists Have Run Out of Adjectives to Describe Maria’s Devastating Power

Maria is the strongest storm to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years.

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6 Reasons to Be Excited About Changes to the Combined Federal Campaign

A charity that aims to help federal employees in need believes the changes will result in a more effective and efficient fundraising mechanism.

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Beware The Perils Of Groupthink, Yet Meetings Can Still Be Useful

Meetings can be a real drag, but they're still essential for certain types of decision-making.

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Wanted: Good Leaders For Government. Must Have People, Not Just Technical, Skills

The best person for a job may not be the one who best knows how to do the work but the one who can get the best work out of others. A scholar examines the nature of leadership.

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., would like to see anyone  involved in cover-up fired.

Senators Want Heads to Roll After Postal Service Underestimates Delayed Mail by 2 Billion Pieces

Lawmakers cite report finding employees intentionally misrepresented statistics.

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Micromanagement is Really a Trust Issue

Here’s how to handle it, whether you’re the victim or the perpetrator.