According to an Associated Press analysis, airplanes spent 23 minutes and 32 seconds, on average, taxiing between gates and runways during the first nine months of the year. That’s the longest it has been since the Bureau of Transportation Statistics started tracking taxi times in 1995 and a 50-second increase over last year’s average.
Dr. Maher Huttam, a former Phoenix VA Medical Center doctor, says he was fired from that job after complaining that veterans were effectively being used as “guinea pigs” during surgeries by residents who were not adequately trained.
Bonuses awarded to federal employees who’ve had disciplinary issues present an image problem for Uncle Sam and fuel a narrative that undermines the workforce.
The nation’s main defense against biological terrorism — a $1-billion network of air samplers in cities across the country — cannot be counted on to detect an attack, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office.
NASA is not yet ready to handle the dangers of space travel as it moves ahead with plans to send the first human mission to Mars by the 2030s, according to a recent audit.
When it comes to clearing pilots for takeoff, the Federal Aviation Administration uses regular medical exams to make sure they’re fit to fly. But the process may not be fair for everyone in the cockpit.
When the U.S. Labor Department’s Center for Civil Rights wanted to celebrate its accomplishments last week, its managers threw the staff a football-themed tailgate party in the office parking lot. There was only stipulation: no Washington Redskins jerseys, paraphernalia or memorabilia.
Transportation Security Administration agents rallied and picketed at LAX Saturday afternoon, calling for a new contract and higher wages.