DEA Chief Tells House Committee She Can’t Fire Agents Involved In Sex Parties

April 14, 2015 7:57 PM Comments

The Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Michelle Leonhart, Tuesday faced a grueling three-hour inquisition from the House Oversight Committee over an Inspector General’s report that found DEA agents in Bogota, Colombia engaged in “sex parties” with prostitutes and that the parties were paid for by the very drug cartels the DEA was sent to fight.

Treasury Report: Federal Fiscal Shortfall is $603,000 per Household

April 14, 2015 3:25 PM Comments

New data from the U.S. Treasury shows that the federal government has amassed $74 trillion in debts, liabilities and unfunded Social Security/Medicare obligations. This amounts to $603,000 for every household in the U.S.

Government Sitting on Billions in Unused Assets

April 14, 2015 1:16 PM Comments

The federal government is sitting on billions of dollars in money and valuable resources it no longer needs and could capitalize on to help reduce the deficit or pay for other priorities, Congress’s chief investigative arm reported Tuesday.

Government to Tell Certain Travelers If They Are On the No-Fly List

April 14, 2015 1:02 PM Comments

Under legal pressure, the Obama administration will begin telling some suspected terrorists if and why they are on a list of tens of thousands of people banned from flying to, from or within the United States.

VA Social Worker Who Appeared To Mock Veteran Suicides Has Resigned

April 14, 2015 1:01 PM Comments

The supervisor at Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center who sent an email that appears to mock veteran suicides has resigned.

Report: Federal Cyber Workforce Woefully Inadequate

April 14, 2015 10:46 AM Comments

Rigid hiring processes and low pay for specialized employees have kept the U.S. government from developing the type of cyber workforce it needs to keep up with growing attacks, according to an independent analysis.

Watchdog: PTO Doesn’t Know if Examiners Are Doing Their Jobs

April 14, 2015 8:52 AM Comments

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has almost no way to know if patent examiners are doing their jobs well, the agency’s watchdog concludes in a report that raises concerns about the quality of thousands of patents issued each year.

What a Marco Rubio Presidency Would Mean for Federal Employees

April 14, 2015 8:51 AM Comments

Though Rubio’s time in the federal spotlight is relatively short — he was first elected to the Senate in 2010 — he has racked up a fairly long record on issues related to the federal workforce and management.

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