Joint Chiefs chairman pushes BRAC

Dempsey says some Defense savings must come from infrastructure.


Around Government

Lessons from Lioness, valentine vets and why we need government.


Former FDA employees sue agency, allege email surveillance

The scientists and doctors say the information gathered on them contributed to harassment and wrongful termination, the Post reports.


Arlington Cemetery shows much improvement, but problems remain

Despite progress after investigations of mismanagement, operations are still under a watchful eye.


VA must focus on homeless women vets, watchdog says

Department should improve transitional housing and coordinate with HUD to gather better data on female vets’ needs, GAO finds.


Veterans can step up life insurance coverage

Under a 2010 law, program participants can gradually increase their coverage to $400,000.


Defense targets sexual assault

Panetta says 3,191 incidents were reported in 2011, but estimates the true number is closer to 19,000.

Pay & Benefits

IRS to offer second round of buyouts

Up to 400 eligible employees much decide by March if they will take the incentive.


Park Service Honors Slain Ranger


Interior should ramp up videoconferencing, IG says

Agency could save on travel costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Air Force to offer second round of buyouts

Move is part of an effort to return to 2010 civilian funding levels.


National Guard leader joins Joint Chiefs of Staff

Air Force Gen. Craig McKinley’s new role became law when Obama signed the Defense authorization act.

Thinking Ahead

An Easy Pill to Swallow

David Hale takes a Silicon Valley approach to ramping up a computer reference guide for drug-related emergencies.

Pay & Benefits

Obama signs into law a bill providing flags to relatives of fallen federal employees

Congress passed the final measure without opposition.


Oracle manager fired after criticizing USAjobs

Adam Davidson lost his job for comments made to The Washington Post .


Air Force to lift hiring freeze

Despite this respite, ‘budget and funding issues are still fluid,’ official says.

Pay & Benefits

About 130 employees take SBA buyouts, early outs

The offers were extended to about 300 Small Business Administration employees.

Pay & Benefits

Lawmakers call for extension of mass transit commuter benefits

The subsidy will return to maximum of $125 a month -- from $230 a month now -- if action is not taken.