The Senate often is all set to vote on a nomination — unless one member decides to take the nominee hostage.

A new report by the Government Accountability Office details the downside of years of budget cuts at the agency.

Brought about major fire-safety improvements for in-flight blazes and crash landings As head of the FAA’s Fire Safety Branch, Sarkos and his team have played a pivotal role in improving cabin and car...

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Fingerprints the government collects for background investigations could be used by criminals to unmask a spy, a new analysis found

The Congressional Research Service report sheds more light on the breadth and depth and danger of the cyber theft of personal data belonging to more than 20 million federal employees, contractors, job candidates and their families.

Congress may not renew the charter of the Ex-Im bank, but it's not closing down for a long time.

Airline passengers, weighing in on their airport security experiences on Twitter, have a lot to say that's negative.

The Federal Trade Commission has warned that a scam is being perpetrated on federal employees victimized by the breaches of Office of Personnel Management databases.

Federal employees and retirees could invest in outside mutual funds and would have more options in how they take out their retirement savings under plans approved Monday.

Sometimes odd places can show up in early transcriptions of State Department briefings.

The college student who jumped to his death from a Holiday Inn room in Denver didn't feel the effect of a piece of pot cookie, so he finished it.

DEA is paying workmen's compensation insurance to dozens of drug informants and their families, but hasn't checked to see if they're supposed to be getting federal benefits

Engaged a growing number of college students through a “virtual” foreign service. The State Department dispatches people to countries all over the world, but it has tried something new during the pas...

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An food services manager who reported a fly and pest infestation in VA hospital kitchens was sent to sanitize the morgue and handle human body parts, investigators say.

The Migration Policy Institute says in a report that the changes, if fully implemented, will "offer a degree of protection" from deportation to 87 percent of illegal immigrants nationwide.

Inspectors general say a Justice Department ruling undermines their mission and ability to do their jobs as watchdogs

Currently in the dock are workers at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, the Internal Revenue Service and the Defense Department.

Lawmakers criticized the abrupt takedown of the system, which was replaced for a month with paper applications

Current and former federal employees affected by either of the two cyber attacks on their personal information held by the Office of Personnel Management would get benefits beyond what the Obama administration has offered, under language approved by a Senate committee Thursday.

The larger facility includes a forensic laboratory that grew from 1,000 to 5,000 square feet, new state-of-the-art classrooms to train agents and a new evidence vault to help store evidence for cyber cases.

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