Army will separate 2,000 officers as part of force reduction effort

The Army will involuntarily separate about 2,000 captains and majors in an effort to reduce the size of the force, an Army spokesman said. The separations will be used to meet goals set out by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in his fiscal 2015 budget proposal should it be made law.

The Postal Service isn't stockpiling ammunition

The Postal Service is the latest federal agency to come under conspiracy-minded allegations of stockpiling ammunition – leading an agency spokesman to issue a debunking statement. "The Postal Service is not hoarding ammunition," USPS spokesman Dave Partenheimer said in a April 21 blog post.

Supreme Court to hear IRS summons case

In 2010, the IRS issued a summons to Michael Clarke, a Florida investor, while auditing an investing partnership where Clarke was the chief financial officer. Clarke claims that the summons was retaliation for the partnership's refusal to extend a statute of limitations – which it had already extended twice – to allow the IRS to continue investigating tax returns that dated back to 2005.

Federal contract spending fell 11 percent in fiscal 2013

Budget cuts, sequestration and the winding down of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan caused an 11 percent decline in last year's federal contract spending compared to the previous year.

Customer satisfaction surveys give VA hospitals good marks

Veterans hospitals and outpatient facilities compared favorably to private sector counterparts in recent customer service surveys. The American Customer Satisfaction Index conducted telephone interviews with a random sample of veterans who used Veterans Health Administration facilities in 2013.


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