Transportation Security officers will have to wait a little longer to find out when they will vote on which union to represent them, though a tentative date has been set.
Ousted U.S. Park Police Chief Teresa C. Chambers will officially resume her duties on Jan. 31, the Interior Department said Friday.
What appears to be a Cooper's Hawk has taken shelter inside the Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress.
Come inside a secret Smithsonian storage warehouse - you might call it America's National Garage - as two rare vehicles are prepared for display at the National Museum of American History. Featured are a 1948 Tucker and a 1929 Miller race car.
A series of measures proposed Thursday by House conservatives to shrink the federal deficit included several that would fall heavily on the federal workforce.
In yet another example of the Obama administration extending greater rights to gays and lesbians, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is making changes to ensure they don't face discrimination when applying for federal housing assistance.
The same batch of House Democrats who kept tabs on federal and postal workers and government operations in the old Congress will do again, they announced Thursday.
The military spent about $193.3 million between 2004 and 2009 to replace approximately 3,660 troops discharged under the policy known as "don't ask, don't tell," according to a new audit released days before the Pentagon is expected to detail how it plans to end its ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in uniform.
The National Zoo, operated by the Interior Department, has reached a new agreement with China that extends the stay of its two giant pandas for five more years, with high hopes that the pandas might produce just one more giant panda cub.
Despite major advances in scientific understanding and the development of computer-based weather models, there remains much room for improvement. Anyone who has followed this season's winter storm predictions has, no doubt, observed this. While there never will be perfect forecasts due to chaos (i.e. the butterfly effect), there is considerable opportunity for more accurate predictions and better estimates of associated levels of confidence in hazardous winter weather systems.
It is reasonable and proper for the federal government to perform background checks of those who work under government contracts, a unanimous Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
Remember Inauguration Day 2009? It was two years ago today that temperatures plummeted, millions of visitors swarmed the streets of Washington and Barack Obama became the nation's 44th president.
President and Michelle Obama, Vice President Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and dozens of other administration officials, military leaders and lawmakers received hundreds of gifts totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars in 2009, according to a 52-page inventory released Tuesday by the State Department.
Suicides among soldiers serving on active duty decreased modestly in 2010 for the first time in years, even as the Army National Guard and Reserve saw a major increase in the number of soldiers taking their own lives.
The number of reported incidents where lasers have been pointed at airplanes almost doubled from 2009 to 2010, according to a statement Wednesday from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Nearly all hospitals this week are extending visitation rights to the partners of gay men and lesbians for the first time, officially enacting a key piece of the Obama administration's efforts to expand the rights of gay Americans.
Do you have 10 minutes to spare? You may need them if you call the Internal Revenue Service.
President Obama on Tuesday ordered every federal agency to conduct a systematic review of existing regulations, a concerted effort to banish red tape at a time when the administration is eager to promote economic growth and to repair its fractured relations with the business community.
The nation's top mailman says he'd like to meet with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to explain the U.S. Postal Service's use of Forever Stamps.
To ensure that people too old to work aren't cheating the system, Sen. Susan M. Collins (R-Maine) wants the Government Accountability Office to study the program that provides income to injured federal workers.
House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) will announce Tuesday that Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) will helm the subcommittee that handles District matters, giving the job to a freshman lawmaker with no record of speaking out on D.C. issues.
House Republicans are tapping two freshmen to lead congressional oversight of the federal workforce and U.S. Postal Service.
Federal employees in the Washington may report for work two hours later than they would normally arrive Tuesday because of icy conditions across the region.
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Today is the second federal holiday of the year. Most government employees and officials have the day off. The U.S. Postal Service is not delivering mail today and post offices are closed.