No shooting at Washington Navy Yard, all personnel are safe, Military officials say

Federal workers at the Washington Navy Yard were given the "all clear" – lifting a morning lockdown – after someone inside the installation in Southeast D.C. reported hearing shots fired around 7:30 a.m.

Senior execs register higher job satisfaction than rank-and-file feds, analysis shows

Senior executives reported higher satisfaction with their jobs than rank and file federal employees on last year's Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, according to an analysis by the Partnership for Public Service.

OMB to agencies: Consider energy efficiency in fiscal 2017 budget requests

For the fiscal 2017 budget requests, federal agencies will be required to ensure that funding requests in support of federal facilities align with the Obama administration's climate preparedness and resilience goals, according to July 1 blog post.

Report: Minorities make up less than a quarter of CIA workforce

Minorities make up less than a quarter of the Central Intelligence Agency's workforce, and that number shrinks to only 11 percent in the agency's Senior Intelligence Service, according to an internal CIA study.

DoD fails to comply with rules to curb contractor estimate deficiencies

The Defense Department's contracting component hasn't complied with new rules meant to address deficiencies in the way contractors estimate prices says a June 29 DoD inspector general report.


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The Veterans Affairs Department is using the recent information system breaches at the Office of Personnel Management as an opportunity to review current security practices and push existing protocols that may not have been fully implemented.


The Secret Service and National Park Service July 1 began installing large metal spikes along the top of the White House fence in what the agencies say is a temporary measure to deter fence jumpers.