OMB Prepares for Trump with New Infrastructure Permit Guidance

Required by highway bill, Donovan sets up accelerated environmental review procedures.

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Obama Wants Senior Leaders at Interior, NOAA to Receive Training to Combat ‘Unconscious Bias’

The presidential memorandum, designed to make national parks and other treasures more accessible to diverse populations, might not survive a Trump administration.

Donald Trump Will Be the Third President to be Sworn in on the Lincoln Bible

Obama and Trump are the only presidents to choose the "Lincoln bible."


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GAO Marshalls Its Data to Warn Leaders of Fiscal Crisis

Watchdog releases its first-ever annual report on fiscal health, with help from CBO.

Can Ryan Zinke Balance Conservation and Development as Interior Secretary?

If he is confirmed, he will face difficult choices about balancing extractive activities like energy production with conservation on public lands.

Excellence in Government Homeland Security officials worked with local, state, and federal partners during the 2015 Super Bowl in Phoenix.

Law Enforcement and the Crisis of Public Confidence

Agencies need to do a better job of explaining results.

Can James Mattis Protect Trump From Hubris?

The president-elect and the risks of overconfidence

In a Memo, the U.S. Ethics Chief Reminds 'Everyone' in the Executive Branch What Ethics Are

Shaub's latest memo never mentions Trump, but seems aimed right at him.

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The Results Are In: Nobody Trusts Anyone Anymore

There has been a "global implosion" in the public's trust in business, government, and media, according to a new survey.

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Sure, Some Feds Are Overpaid

But others are underpaid, and the government doesn’t have enough data to show where the discrepancies are.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, has requested information on hiring rates.

House GOP Warns Agencies Against Accelerated Hiring in Anticipation of Trump's Freeze

Looming hiring moratorium does not permit skirting civil service laws, congressman says.

IRS Shortchanges Taxpayers With Its Focus on Delinquents, Advocate Says

Nina Olson criticizes the current priority on enforcement over service.

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Memo to the President: Getting Public-Private Partnership Right

Management really matters for this high-potential but hazardous approach.


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