OMB Needs Bigger Budget So It Can Cut Other Agencies, Director Says

Lawmakers chide Mulvaney for not applying his belt-tightening prescription internally.

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Appointee Watch: Senators Grill Defense Pick, Confirm FEMA Director

A round-up of recent nominations to key administration posts.

Justice’s Cancelled 'Smart on Crime' Plan Still Has Potential, Watchdog Says

Arrival of Sessions meant ending predecessor’s plan to prioritize prosecutions to save money.


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Power Causes Brain Damage

Over time, leaders lose mental capacities—most notably for reading other people—that were essential to their rise.

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What VA Really Needs

The misguided Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act isn’t going to fix what’s wrong with the department.

IRS Shuts Down, Then Restores, Tax Preparer I.D. Registration

June court ruling invalidating fees prompted system to go dark.

Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, while a Republican House Member from South Carolina, said at a July 2016 hearing that he was interested in reviving the A-76 public-private competitions.

OMB 'Out of Practice' on Competitive Sourcing, Adviser Says

Springer skeptical that Trump should end moratorium on A-76 bidding by private contractors yet.

DHS Secretary John Kelly has said, “The best way to improve morale is to let employees do the jobs they were hired and trained to do, and recognize them for doing it.”

House Approves Measure Seeking To Boost DHS Morale

DHS leaders claim morale is improving, but lawmaker says the Trump administration has added new pressure.

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Beyond Buyouts and RIFs: A More Effective Approach to Workforce Management

The power of combining data analytics with mobility programs.

Trump Appears to Fault Obama, Calls Otto Warmbier's Death a 'Disgrace'

He said the 22-year-old University of Virginia student “should have been brought home a long time ago” from North Korea.

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Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., is one of the lawmakers looking into the increase in attacks.

Citing Uptick in Attacks, Senators Request Better Protection for ICE Officers

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle echo Trump administration concerns.