Pentagon security officials announced new security measures Thursday that include more random screening of visitors and Defense Department workers, a wider security perimeter and more lighting around the building's main entrance, following a shooting there last month that left the gunman dead and two police officers injured.
The nation's top postal regulator struck back Thursday at suggestions that the end of Saturday mail delivery is near, cautioning customers that delivery cuts won't occur until her panel issues its opinions. Appearing on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" (see clip...
Census Director Robert Groves visited Washington's Ben Chili Bowl on Thursday morning to help collect census forms from nearby residents. In the video above he explains what the agency is doing to promote participation and notes the nation's already high participation rate.
President Obama fills out his census form in the Oval Office on Monday.
A man arrested in American Samoa is accused of cutting off part of a U.S. official's ear with a machete, the FBI said Wednesday.
Army Secretary John M. McHugh has decided to effectively ignore the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy by not pursuing discharges of soldiers who recently told him they are gay.
The General Services Administration said Wednesday that it will buy about 5,600 hybrid vehicles this spring as part of its annual purchasing budget. The vehicles will be delivered within 90 days of arrival to federal agencies that need them, a spokeswoman said.
By Jeff Stein in The Post's Spy Talk blog: About two years before the Sept. 11 attacks, an FBI agent assigned to the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center had an eye-opening computer experience. With the click of his mouse on a desk...
A former Marine general has apologized to Dutch military leaders for recent comments suggesting gay Dutch soldiers were to blame for the 1995 execution of Bosnian Muslims.
In an ironic twist of fate, the U.S. Postal Service this week informed regulators of it plans to cut Saturday mail delivery via e-mail, a move that seems to go against the grain of an agency tasked with delivering snail mail.
The peak blooming period for the Cherry Blossoms will be Thursday and Friday (Post) Happy Wednesday! Workers at the Office of Personnel Management can take an hour break on Thursday or Friday to walk a few blocks south to...
What kind of tasks should be performed by federal workers and which ones can be handled by contractors? In other words, what are "inherently governmental" tasks? The Obama administration hopes to have answers by the fall and will start formally...
Ethan Epstein at sibling site BigMoney.com wonders how plans to cut Saturday mail delivery will impact movie rental company Netflix:
The U.S. Census Bureau warned parts of six states on Tuesday about low response rates to the 2010 Census, with just two days left before census forms come due.
Chat With The Eye: Michael Steele; Michigan militia arrests; federal retirees and the fate of the U.S. Postal Service
Highlights of Tuesday's Post Politics Hour, which included questions about the RNC's questionable spending, the health-care reform fallout, future of the U.S. Postal Service and concerns for some federal retirees.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates last week eased enforcement of the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy that restricts the kind of evidence that can be used against gay service members.
In the coming weeks the federal government will start transmitting payment information for almost 676,000 executive branch employees electronically, the Office of Management and Budget announced Monday.
Ben Stein (a former Nixon administration aide probably more famous today for his "Bueller? ... Bueller? ... Bueller?" and cable TV ads) took to the airwaves this weekend on CBS's "Sunday Morning" to defend federal workers amid the recent waves of physical and verbal attacks on his former colleagues.
A majority of Americans support ending Saturday mail deliveries to help the U.S. Postal Service solve its financial problems, but most oppose shuttering local branches, according to a new Washington Post poll.
Almost half of the federal government's human resources officials say they have not received adequate training on how to manage and retain employees with severe disabilities, according to the results of a survey by the Telework Exchange and the Federal Managers Association set for release Monday.