CIA Watchdog Nominee Denies Charges of Whistleblower Retaliation

Sharpley tells senators messy tale of how his agency lost Senate panel’s torture report.

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4 Ideas to Prevent the Next Equifax


Congress could create minimum breach notification standards, increase oversight and rein in Social Security numbers.

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What Agencies Need to Navigate the AI Frontier


Adopting artificial intelligence isn't a well-trodden path.

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VA Secretary David Shulkin said the department's legislative proposal honors a promise not to privatize the VA's mission.

Trump Administration’s Plan to Expand Private Care for Vets Sparks Fight Over VA's Future

Some stakeholders prepare for battle, while others take wait-and-see approach.

Women Still Underrepresented in the Highest-Paid Federal Jobs

The situation has improved over the past decade, but it remains the case that the more a job pays, the more likely it is to be filled by a man.

Rep. Thomas Marino, R-Pa., was chief sponsor of the bill curbing DEA prosecutorial power.

Trump’s Nominee for Drug Czar Withdraws

Rep. Marino faulted for championing bill to curb DEA powers for prosecuting opioid abuse.

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It’s Time to Erase ‘Seniority’ From the Management Lexicon

Government gives lip service to the importance of attracting high caliber workers but then manages them under rules that fail to support high performance.

Why Trump Accused Obama of Not Consoling Families of Fallen Soldiers

The president touched off a brief firestorm with the unfounded charge, but real answers about why four service members were killed in Niger remain elusive.

Play of the Day: How Donald Trump Sees Chicago

The president seems to think the Windy City is "Syria, but with different pizza."

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Our Obsession With Mindfulness Is Based On Limited Scientific Evidence

Many of the studies purporting to prove the benefits of "mindfulness" suffer from significant conceptual and methodological problems.

Rep. Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., introduced the bill.

Lawmaker Seeks Locality Pay Parity Between Blue and White Collar Feds

Hourly workers’ locality wages are currently determined by decades-old map of military installations.

DoJ Official Had Sex With 'Numerous' Women on Federal Property, Then Lied About It

Top U.S. Marshal employee snuck non-government individuals onto government property, investigators find.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., requested documents related to new positions for about 50 Senior Executive Service employees earlier this year.

Lawmaker Launches Investigation Into SES Reassignments

Top oversight Democrat says Interior Department may have violated civil service laws.