President Trump has signed an executive order that instructs OMB to develop a plan to “reorganize governmental functions and eliminate unnecessary agencies, components of agencies, and agency programs.”
The TSA has had its share of problems recently. One Congressman has introduced legislation that he says will hold the agency and its employees more accountable.
The VA and federal civil service is “trapped in a failed and antiquated civil service system that is in desperate need of reform.” A House bill would change the system in the VA.
A supervisor who worked for the National Park Service in the Petrified National Forest has been sentenced to a year in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $313,000 after pleading guilty to theft of government money.
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform sent a letter to numerous agencies seeking information on employees who are using methods of communication outside of normal government channels.
The Trump Administration has proposed cuts to several national defense agencies to raise funds for building a border wall and cracking down on illegal immigration.
The Inspector General at EPA has found a lack of internal controls for purchase cards at EPA. A full audit will follow as a result of initial conclusions.
The White House budget proposal for FY 2018 includes an overall 17% cut to the budget of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).