The Postal Service inspector general thinks the role of the Postal Service could go beyond just delivering mail by further helping the neighborhoods they serve, according to an Aug. 24 USPS OIG blog post.
The first two women in history have graduated from the grueling Army Ranger school at Fort Benning in Georgia, though the women won't be allowed to serve in the elite force.
The Navy has signed on to have a 210 megawatt solar facility built at its Naval Air Station North Island, California, making it the biggest purchase of renewable energy by federal entity, according to an Aug. 20 Navy statement.
Federal agencies are having trouble implementing the green building standards ordered by the Obama administration, says a July 23 Government Accountability Office report.
The Postal Service could boost its revenue by partnering with wellness organizations that need help delivering goods and services to their clients, says July 22 USPS inspector general report.
Agencies have spurred innovation and saved money through the use of prizes that entice the public to help the government with complex problems, according to a July 17 blog post by two White House Office of Science and Technology Policy officials.
The Defense Department's effort to modernize its business systems isn't producing the desired results because the department hasn't implemented recommendations defined over the last 20 years, says a July 16 Government Accountability Office report.
NASA's cost and schedule estimates for its Space Launch System aren't credible because the agency didn't follow best practices, says a July 16 Government Accountability Office audit.
The IG says e-commerce sales reached about $300 billion in 2014, or 6.5 percent of total retail sales that year. And those numbers continue to grow.
Costs for the International Space Station are expected to be almost $1 billion more than initially projected, according to the Government Accountability Office. The report was delivered as testimony July 10 before the House Science, Space and Technology subcommittee on space.