IRS Points to Progress for 2017 Tax Filing Season

Official calls it the smoothest in current commissioner's tenure.

DHS Launches Trump’s Immigration Victims Office

The office will receive only existing resources and staff.

GAO List of Duplicative Programs to Piggy-Back on Trump Efficiency Effort

Comptroller general says most agency savings come after congressional action.


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Making Lists Can Spark Creativity By Freeing Your Unconscious

Your best idea yet could be triggered by a simple but powerful list.

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The Neuroscience of Asking Insightful Questions

When you solve problems for the people who report to you, you rob people of the chance to do their own thinking.

The Old Post Office Pavilion in 2015, as it was undergoing renovation to become the Trump International Hotel.

Lawmakers Continue Challenging GSA on Trump Hotel Deal

Sen. Carper calls for Public Works panel to probe possible conflicts of interest.

Justice IG Blasts Marshals Service Over Contractor-Run Prison

Watchdog cites understaffing and triple bunking of Leavenworth detainees.

Trump signs an executive order freezing federal hiring. The freeze has now been lifted, but agencies have been asked to come up with long-term plans to reduce the civilian workforce.

Trump Administration Will Ask Career Feds How to Do Things Better -- or Not at All

Architect of government restructuring plan wants it to be key part of Trump's legacy.

Trump Signals That He Doesn't Want a Government Shutdown After All

For the second time in a high-stakes congressional negotiation, he saw his bluff get called.

A CBP agent walks along the border fence in 2015 near San Diego.

The Many and Varied Cost Estimates of Trump's Border Wall

Call it anywhere from less than $10 billion to more than $60 billion—depending on who is counting.

Whistleblower Advocates Bemoan Merit Board’s Lack of Quorum

Denial of extensions for case reviews could “starve” those who disclose potential wrongdoing.

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A Psychologist Explains Why Changing Your Life Isn’t as Hard as You Think

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Creating an Executive Corps for All of Government

Federal executives are faced with daunting challenges in increasingly complex and fast-moving times. More often than not they require a multiagency response.


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