Biography for Ryan McDermott
Ryan McDermott is an Editor in the Government Publishing Group at FierceMarkets. He writes regularly for FierceGovernment. He's held just about every newsroom job possible and previously worked for Patch.com, Warren Communications News, The Gazette, The Brooklyn Rail, The Onion, Popmatters.com and Vice Magazine. Ryan holds a B.A. in journalism from Rowan University where he was the editor of the student newspaper and did graduate work in magazine journalism at New York University. Ryan lives in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Washington, D.C. You can reach him by email or follow @fiercegov
Articles by Ryan McDermott
Two Veterans Affairs Department hospitals marked appointments as complete even before patients were seen by a doctor, according to a Sept. 29 VA inspector general report.
The government narrowly avoided a shutdown last night when the House followed the Senate in passing a temporary spending bill that will fund the government through Dec. 11.
The Internal Revenue Service is having trouble collecting Affordable Care Act fees from health insurance providers because of bad third-party data and a faulty process for recovering lost fees, according to a Sept. 24 Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report.
The House and Senate came to an agreement Tuesday on a fiscal 2016 National Defense Authorization Act that sets out more than $600 billion in spending.
The Defense Department has made some progress in implementing congressionally mandated financial management strategies, but there's some disagreement over how many goals the DoD has actually met, according to a Sept. 28 Government Accountability Office report.
DHS, SBA and Broadcast Board ranked worst agencies for employee satisfaction, engagement in OPM survey
While NASA and Office of Management and Budget enjoyed high marks in employee satisfaction, agencies like the Homeland Security Department and the Small Business Administration pulled up the rear in the Office of Personnel Management's annual fed survey.
Premiums for federal workers enrolled in the Federal Employee Health Benefits program will be going up this year, according to a Sept. 29 Office of Personnel Management memo. On average, FEHB premiums will increase by 6.4 percent in 2016, OPM says.
The Internal Revenue Service improperly withheld information in about 12 percent of Freedom of Information Act requests that were reviewed in a recently released Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration report.
The Veterans Affairs Department could improve how it selects organizations to take part in its adaptive sports program so more veterans participate, according to a Sept. 28 Government Accountability Office report.
The Postal Service should look to the future and plan for how it could use self-driving vehicles to cut costs and speed up deliveries, says a Sept. 28 USPS inspector general blog post.