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Grassley questions suspicious purchases made by Commerce officials

Lawmaker cites inspector general report that found NOAA employees spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on travel, luxury boat.

Report: Telework increases across government

More than 10 percent of federal employees eligible to telework are doing so, says OPM.

Agreeing there is government waste, panel divides over where

Democrats on House Oversight and Government Reform Committee point at contractors while Republicans aim to trim federal operations.

U.S.-funded Arabic TV might have affected events in Egypt

Survey commissioned by Broadcasting Board of Governors says as many as 25 percent of Egyptians in major cities viewed coverage by Alhurra TV.

Defense-related spending bill amendments progress

Obama has threatened to veto the House measure to fund the government for the rest of fiscal 2011, noting GOP proposal would cut Pentagon funding too sharply.

Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, praised the Pentagon’s progress.

Defense’s security clearance program falls off ‘high-risk’ list

GAO adds Interior’s management of oil and gas resources to biennial inventory of programs vulnerable to mismanagement.

Senator: Senior execs must identify poor-performing programs

It might be ‘uncomfortable,’ says Mark Warner, but Congress needs to hear from managers about what’s not working.

GAO praises government for progress on human capital management

Issue remains on watchdog’s high-risk list, but has improved substantially in the last decade, report says.

House votes to cut alternate F-35 engine backed by speaker

Vote marks a strong reversal for the chamber, which has long supported the engine despite opposition from the White House and Defense Department.

Washington feds raise record amount in 2010 for charity

National Capital Area employees donated $66.7 million through the Combined Federal Campaign.