Guard dogs deployed by two private security companies to protect American embassies in Afghanistan and Iraq are not being properly trained to detect bombs.
The federal government last year sent about 89,000 checks of $250 each to dead or incarcerated people through the Obama administration's economic stimulus program, according to a watchdog report.
Now airing at a Metro subway station near you: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, voicing a new public awareness message designed to encourage vigilance among transit customers.
Commerce Department employees who work in the Herbert C. Hoover Building in downtown Washington will be on administrative leave Friday and should telework, officials said early Friday.
If the U.S. Postal Service needs a reason to keep delivering the mail on Saturdays, it should consider the story of letter carrier Jim Dupont.
About 629 weather-related deaths occurred each year between 1999 and 2008, according to a new report. And 96 weather disasters between 1980 and 2009 caused at least $1 billion in damages.
The Ronald Reagan Building is bedbug-free, at least for now.
The Obama administration is such a strong supporter of allowing federal employees to work from home that it even allowed a government official to be sworn in by telephone.
A scathing series of presidentially-mandated reports about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill blames the Office of Management and Budget for denying a request by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to release "worst-case discharge figures" before the full extent of the oil spill was known.
Federal tax watchdogs plan to review allegations that Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Austan Goolsbee may have illegally accessed the confidential tax information of Koch Industries Inc., a privately-held firm owned and operated by brothers Charles and David Koch, who generously bankroll conservative causes.
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) says her decision to block President Obama's pick to serve as White House budget director is "a last resort" after months of trying to convince his administration that a moratorium on deep-water oil drilling is a bad idea.
The Obama administration's response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill was marked by confusion over the spill rate and conflicts between agencies.
Outgoing Sen. Ted Kaufman (D-Del.) warned Wednesday that lawmakers need to act soon to address a delayed, but impending government brain drain as tens of thousands of experienced federal workers prepare to retire in the coming years as the economy improves.
Total transportation deaths dropped by about 9 percent from 2008 to 2009.
Are you planning to mail holiday packages to troops in Afghanistan in Iraq? The U.S. Postal Service issued its holiday deadlines Wednesday, urging customers to plan ahead.
Who says you can't get no satisfaction in Washington?
A federal judge in Georgia faces drug and firearms charges after an exotic dancer at an Atlanta strip club tipped off authorities to his illegal activities with her.
The Pentagon agency responsible for making sure contractors are properly handling classified information is having a tough time doing its job.
Hundreds of Native American firefighters are locked in a two-year battle with the Bureau of Indian Affairs regarding long-sought reimbursements for special fire boots required to fight the nation's wildfires.
Solar panels and a solar hot water heater on the roof of the White House residence as part of a broader Energy Department solar demonstration project.
The federal government's Combined Federal Campaign is the world's largest workplace giving campaign, but dozens of Washington-based charities are hoping to gin up new financial support among younger federal workers less likely to participate.
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Three federal agencies are offering employees corporate memberships with the District's Capital Bikeshare Program to help promote the new citywide program and reduce the government's carbon footprint.
Health insurance premiums for federal workers will increase next year, but would have been higher if not for the government's bargaining power, the Obama administration's personnel chief said Monday.
Two areas of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center infiltrated by bedbugs will be treated by pest control experts on Tuesday, five days after the critters were found, according to officials.
The Federal Managers Association has named Carolyn D. Bohlen as the winner of the organization's Manager of the Year award.
President Obama hosted members of his Cabinet and their families at Camp David on Sunday, the first time he's hosted top appointees at the presidential retreat.