The Navy has fired six commanding officers since the start of the year -- triple its usual monthly rate -- including a foul-mouthed captain who was dismissed for subjecting her crew to "cruelty and maltreatment" aboard a warship in the Pacific.
NASCAR fans might notice a different paint job whipping around Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend. The U.S. Census Bureau is sponsoring Greg Biffle's No. 16 car for the next three Sundays as part of the agency's advertising and outreach efforts.
Commuters made their way to work the morning after two Pentagon police officers were wounded after being shot by a single assailant.
By The Post's census and demographics correspondent Carol Morello: For Susan Williams, the road to working as a serial temp for the U.S. Census Bureau ran through law school and a recession that has stalled many a professional career. After...
Happy Friday! Last night's shooting at the main entrance of the Pentagon is the fourth attack or security scare at a federal facility this year.
A bill that bans mailings deliberately designed to look like material from the U.S. Census Bureau cleared a House committee Tuesday with Republican support -- even though a recent GOP fundraising appeal inspired the measure.
Provisions of the Patriot Act pertaining to information-gathering and -sharing do not override federal confidentiality laws when it comes to the U.S. Census, the Justice Department said this week.
The Government Accountability Office has started podcasting highlights of its recent investigations -- because who doesn't enjoy listening to some government oversight while riding the subway or using the treadmill?
A second child communicated with passenger jets at John F. Kennedy International Airport in mid-February, the Federal Aviation Administration confirmed Thursday morning.
Senate Democrats are taking steps that could eventually lead to a vote on repealing the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy against the wishes of Pentagon leaders and Republican lawmakers who want the military to finish a review of the policy before a vote.
Burrowing-in, the practice of political appointees getting civil service positions, generally gets some ink before elections. While it’s an issue worth watching, a recent report by the Government Accountability Office indicates these conversions aren’t really a big deal.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R- Utah) proposes firing federal workers who don't pay their income taxes.
Three former directors of the nation's border patrol agency have called on senators to quickly confirm a new leader for Customs and Border Protection, arguing lawmakers have delayed action on a critical national security pick for too long.
We couldn't let this one get away without allowing Federal Eye readers to weigh in: U.S. News & World Report has ranked President Obama's top five Cabinet secretaries based on an informal survey of Beltway junkies.
The Federal Eye appeared on Tuesday's PBS NewsHour to discuss the future of the U.S. Postal Service with senior correspondent Jeffrey Brown and Stanford University economist Frank Wolak. Watch Brown's setup piece followed by a spirited conversation about the...
A Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controller and supervisor were placed on administrative leave Wednesday after allowing a young child to direct flights at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Feb. 17.
The Gipper soon may be coming to a wallet near you, if a Republican lawmaker has his way.
The Senate approved a bill extending unemployment benefits and highway funding on Tuesday night and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood called furloughed workers back to work.
Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), who campaigned on the idea of freezing federal worker salaries to control the deficit, may get to explore the topic further soon now that he's joining the Senate's government affairs committee.
Highlights of Tuesday's Post Politics Hour, a chat dominated by the U.S. Postal Service's grim news and Sen. Jim Bunning's continued opposition to an unemployment bill.
The U.S. Postal Service issued a worst-case scenario cry for help on Tuesday, anticipating $238 billion in losses in the next 10 years if lawmakers, postal regulators and unions don't give the mail agency more flexibility in setting delivery schedules, price increases and labor costs.
Former education secretary Margaret Spellings spoke on Monday with The Washington Post's Jo-Ann Armao and responds to her successor, Arne Duncan, and his description of the Bush administration's "No Child Left Behind" act as a "toxic brand."
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has reorganized the Pentagon's line of succession, reverting back to a pre-Rumsfeld pecking order that emphasizes civilian service chiefs and adds new positions.
The Eye's ... eyes... caught an interesting CNBC debate on Monday between Matt Welch, Reason magazine editor-in-chief; Mark Walsh, "Left Jab" co-host; and the "Power Lunch" crew about federal agencies the government should consider trimming. Watch above and then...
Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) is suddenly in the media spotlight, as his block on a jobs bill means roughly 2,000 Transportation Department employees were forced to be furloughed without pay Monday.
Andy Rooney, the famed "60 Minutes" curmudgeon/essayist/closer, added his voice to the confusion and criticism of the 2010 Census on Sunday night.
Federal funding for major road construction projects and national anti-drunk driving campaigns dried up Sunday night amid Congressional gridlock.