Laura Mendelson followed the American soldiers guarding her and the rest of the team of U.S. government employees up the crumbling concrete steps. The dimly lighted lobby was loud with the strident voices of a crowd of women in headscarves and long tunics. They shouted for the team's attention. They wanted something.
Headlights approach on an empty road. A government agent steps out of an armored SUV, carrying a locked, black satchel.
Smartphone addicts rejoice: Are you counting calories? Concerned about unsafe toys? Worried about tan lines or airport security lines? There's a (government) app for that.
More than 460 White House employees earn a combined $38.7 million in salary, according to White House figures released Thursday.
Michelle Obama has Obama-ized the White House with healthful menus, planted bok choy and rhubarb to supply them and ramped up the fashion quotient with metallic strapless dresses and studded belts. Her latest style statement: official flowers in a looser "garden" style by Laura Dowling, the new White House chief floral designer.
U.S. Marines preparing for shore leave in the Seychelles islands were having a standard security briefing this week when they were shown photos of a figure who's been in the news lately: Russian spy suspect Anna Chapman.
Wednesday marked Admiral Thad Allen's final day in a Coast Guard uniform. The National Incident Commander, who is in charge of the oil spill response, will now become a civilian employee of the Department of Homeland Security.
As the U.S. Postal Service looks for ways to close a nine-figure budget gap, it looks like it may have just found $50 billion. Or maybe $75 billion. It depends on who you ask.
President Obama on Wednesday ordered all American flags to fly at half mast until the evening of Sen. Robert Byrd's burial, scheduled for next week.
The U.S. Secret Service spent $5.1 million more than anticipated in late 2009 while protecting the Obama and McCain campaigns and presidential inauguration events, according to government auditors. The agency tasked with protecting the president, other political figures and their families also failed to keep proper budget records.
Aretha Franklin and Condoleezza Rice will share a stage next month in Philadelphia at a benefit concert for inner city children.
It's not unusual for an agency or an organization to have a primary spokesperson. But the National Treasury Employees Union apparently is so intent on reserving that role for its president, Colleen M. Kelley, that even when other people speak for the union they are not acknowledged by the organization.
Chester Reed, 95, the oldest employee of the U.S. Postal Service, retires Wednesday after 37 years at the San Bernadino, Calif., Processing and Distribution Center.
Federal agencies will band together as one big customer for future purchases of goods and services, including office supplies and furniture, administration officials announced Wednesday.
The former third-ranking official at the U.S. Postal Service improperly used his office to conduct personal business, awarded millions of dollars in noncompetitive contracts to former colleagues and failed to disclose stock holdings in a company conducting business negotiations with the mail agency, according to a new watchdog report.
Gen. Stanley McChrystal will retain his four-star rank when he retires from the military, the White House said Tuesday. The decision means the general will earn about $149,700 per year before taxes in military retirement pay.
The Federal Eye's ears perked up when Elena Kagan was asked about allowing cameras into the Supreme courtroom:
A Government Accountability Office report says 139 political appointees "burrowed in" between May 2005 and May 2009.
Though most disgruntled workers might file grievances with their union or write a letter to the editor, a half dozen federal employees have turned to the big screen to raise concerns with the nation's airport security.
Thousands of federal officials should take a gander at the a ruling on the validity of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
By The Post's Aaron Davis in our Maryland Politics blog: Controversial plans to construct one of the nation's largest and busiest anti-terrorism training facilities in a quiet corner of Maryland's Eastern Shore are dead, leaving neighbors and environmentalists giddy and...
A new survey by the Amputee Coalition of America finds that transportation security officers at airports often appear confused about how to screen amputees.
The chairman of a key House subcommittee said Monday that she would strip $3.9 billion in aid for Afghanistan from next year's spending bill over concerns about rampant graft in the country and alleged efforts by President Hamid Karzai's government to derail corruption probes.
The Obama administration is putting the brakes on upgrades to about 30 government-run financial systems, a decision that impacts about $20 billion in government spending. The systems manage everything from government-issued Smart Cards to internal accounting systems.
Guns, knives, lawn chairs, animals -- just some of the items used to shoo away or threaten U.S. Census Bureau workers this year.
Timothy C. Haney, former manager of a U.S. Postal Service facility in the District where two workers died during the 2001 anthrax attacks, will become head of mail operations for the national capital region.
At least 10,000 homes in Brooklyn -- and maybe more -- may get another knock on the door in the coming days thanks to some mistakes made by U.S. Census Bureau managers.