Congress, FBI Already Investigating Potential Abuse of Federal Funds in Puerto Rico's Disaster Response

The federal government has ramped up disaster oversight post-Katrina, but current allegations involve local mayors.

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Lego Is Finally Celebrating the Women of NASA With Their Very Own Set

Astronauts and other key contributors to the space agency's most successful projects are now immortalized in brick form.

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State Department and White House Out of Sync on Federal Register

Trump’s memo on new Cuba policy has yet to be officially published, blogger notes.

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When It Comes To Making Good Decisions, Bad Options Can Help

The wrong choices can sometimes be helpful in getting to the right ones.

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The Government’s Big Real Estate Opportunity

Property should be a means to an end, and not an end unto itself.

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.

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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.

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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. 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.

Fedblog President Trump speaks at a Cabinet meeting Monday.

Trump to Cabinet: I’m Cutting Your Budgets, But Expect ‘Lots of Heart’

All departments must fight for spending reductions, president says.

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The Cult of Productivity Has a Counterproductive Flaw

Most arguments about productivity only consider the individual. Our data shows that's a mistake.

Wrecked houses are shown in Jayuya, Puerto Rico on Saturday.

Puerto Rico is Still a Disaster Zone, Three Weeks After Hurricane Maria

Twenty-eight hospitals are operating without electricity.

A long line of voters moves slowly past a painting by Kehinde Wiley at a polling site in the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York in 2008.

Obama Picks Genius Hip-Hop Portraitist Kehinde Wiley to Paint His Official Presidential Portrait

The artist will imaginably have a novel spin on the traditionally formal composition.