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White House says pay freeze proposal was not a bargaining chip

Spokesman says decision was driven by deadline set in law, not upcoming meeting with congressional leaders.

From Nextgov.com: Countering WikiLeaks could stifle information sharing

Experts favor efforts to change behavior of would-be leakers rather than seeking new technical ways to protect secret government data .

FDA's top crime investigator retires following whistleblower's accusations

Complaint alleges Terry Vermillion used company services for personal work and government funds to pay for advanced training for his “office mistress.”

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New House overseer suggests it might be closing time for some agencies

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., favors shuttering certain federal operations.

A Smart Reid

Both Democrats and Republicans could learn some lessons from Harry Reid’s successful reelection campaign.

OMB releases preliminary guidance on plain writing

Memo defines plain language and details steps for complying with new legislation.

Feds recoup $3 billion in false claims in fiscal 2010

Most of the cases involve allegations of fraud against the government brought by whistleblowers.

Postal Service contract negotiation deadline extended again

Union, USPS will resume negotiations Monday.

Interior to expedite permits for offshore wind energy

Department and state officials will identify Atlantic coast areas most suitable for development.

Vote looms for earmarks ban

Sponsors are trying to build on the increasing momentum against earmarks, sparked by the Tea Party and a climate that reviles spending and the large budget deficit.

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