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Republican Charles Grassley supports training for top feds.

Senator questions cost of senior executives’ education

OPM does not collect data on how many employees participate in training program, or how much it costs the government annually.

Homeland Security replaces head of Federal Protective Service

Gary Schenkel had been under fire from Capitol Hill after a series of reports uncovered security gaps at federal buildings.

GOP Soul-Searching

Republicans have lost three straight special congressional elections in swing districts.

Lawmakers, experts weigh response to DNI's departure

While officials say the intelligence chief needs proper authority, they agree there's no appetite on Capitol Hill to pass legislative fixes.

Unclear if war supplemental will steer clear of add-ons

One amendment would provide funding to hire more personnel and make improvements inside federal agencies that work on border security issues.

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Senate passes telework bill

Full Senate unanimously approves legislation which would create more robust programs at agencies.

MMS employees in Louisiana admit accepting gifts from oil and gas companies

IG report also highlights drug use and sharing of pornography on work computers.

Administration gets weak marks on spill

Poll says only 31 percent see Obama doing an excellent or good job dealing with the Gulf of Mexico disaster.

Report finds interagency contracts rife with inefficiencies

Agencies spend $60 billion annually on multiple award and enterprisewide contracts that often are duplicative.

Washington officials honor incoming and outgoing Coast Guard leaders

Adm. Robert Papp Jr. takes the helm of the service; former commandant Adm. Thad Allen heads to the Gulf.

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