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In Residence

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Barbara Cummings' post on DipNote about her experience mentoring students through the State Department's Diplomat in Residence program, suggests an instructive model for how other agencies might profi

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Sept. 11 training exercise sparks confusion

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Despite early reports, no shots were fired at boat on the Potomac River, Coast Guard says.

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Infuriating

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It is both indecent and unintelligent that the Coast Guard decided to stage an exercise on the Potomac near the site of September 11 memorials at the Pentagon.

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Treasury chief signals administration will renew TARP program

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Officials fear a lack of liquidity could stall economic recovery.

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Senate confirms key regulatory nominee

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Cass Sunstein will head OMB's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

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Committee agrees to open door to possible F-22 exports

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Legislative language would allow the Pentagon to start developing a version of the fighter jet that could be sold to allies.

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Retirement Planning: Pop Quiz

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A back-to-school week retirement exam.

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Ex-managers: Firm cut corners at Kabul embassy

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ArmorGroup was awarded the $189 million embassy security contract in March 2007.

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TSA workforce reform bill takes another step forward

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Supporters say the legislation would put airport screeners on par with other federal employees, while critics argue it could jeopardize security.

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Report: Agency waives rules for shippers

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IG says cozy relationship exists between industry and Transportation agency regulating shipment of hazardous material.

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Researchers pursue new anthrax vaccine

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There is currently only one anthrax vaccine licensed for use in the United States, but it does not provide permanent immunity from infection by the bacteria.

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Pass civil service reforms, Congress members urge

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Members of the House’s Washington, D.C.-area delegation are urging lawmakers to keep a series of civil service reforms in the final version of the fiscal 2010 Defense Authorization bill.
The bil

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Napolitano on Security on Eve of Sept. 11 Anniversary

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The Post's Lois Romano spoke with Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano in the latest Voices of Powerseries:

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From Nextgov.com: Government works toward a more proactive cybersecurity approach

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Detection of intruders is an incremental step in prevention of cyberattacks, Homeland Security official says.

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Energy improves Recovery Act reporting, IG says

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Although work remains, department is developing financial controls for stimulus spending and mitigating fiscal risk.

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Con artists exploit the Recovery Act

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At least 270,000 Americans have been victimized by scams promising free government grants, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

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Sex complaints against prison workers double

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About half of the claims of staff sex abuse were made against guards.

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AP source: Obama picks Colorado official for forests

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Harris Sherman reportedly will be tapped to lead U.S. Forest Service.

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Fusion

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I was reading through the Washington Post's interview with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, and this paragraph caught my eye: We have a ways to go in terms of information-sharing, partner

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Questions After the Health Care Speech

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So, I watched President Obama's speech last night, and while I'll leave the political prognostication to others, there was one substantial omission in the speech that I want to look at a little bit.

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Unification

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I have to admit I'd never thought much about the planned headquarters for the Department of Homeland Security until yesterday, when I visited the Patent and Trademark Office's campus in Alexandria.

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Philippine remittance

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SEND MONEY PHILIPPINES – Practical way for Philippine remittance and money transfer Philippines from Sendah.com

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Ten administration officials granted exceptions to ethics rule

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Waivers address revolving door concerns related to the appointees' former employers.

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Pay and Benefits Watch: Back in Session

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After a not-so-relaxing August recess, lawmakers return to a full docket of bills related to the federal workforce.

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Senate invokes cloture on Sunstein nomination

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The Senate voted 63-35 Wednesday to invoke cloture on the nomination of Cass Sunstein to be administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, setting up a final vote on his nomination

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From Nextgov.com: Program to track citizen border crossings exceeds expectations

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New system speeds security checks for travelers at land and sea ports, DHS official says.

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Homeland Security breaks ground at new headquarters

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The facility in Southeast Washington will unify the department and help bring jobs to the surrounding struggling neighborhoods, officials say.

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Senate panel backs F-22, F-35 engine cuts

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But addition of funding for 10 C-17s marks a significant break with Pentagon officials.

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Defense opposes cuts in funding for civilian Air Force personnel

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Pentagon officials also object to authorization bill language that could result in the repeal of a controversial pay-for-performance system.

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For Serious?

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(First, sorry about the slow blogging today.

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New Quarters Will Honor National Parks

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Pretty soon you'll be able to carry a bit of the Grand Canyon in your pocket. Or at least a picture of it.

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Nominees for key Homeland Security posts remain unconfirmed

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Management and science and technology undersecretary positions, and the top spot at the Transportation Security Administration remain in limbo.

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State Department contractor electrocuted

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Electrical wiring has been an ongoing problem in Iraq; at least three troops have been electrocuted in the shower since the start of the Iraq War.

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Eye Opener: Somebody's Getting Married...

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Happy Wednesday! The Eye departs Washington tonight for Pennsylvania, where this weekend he plans to happily marry Almost Mrs. Eye.

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Hoyer: Stopgap spending measure will be necessary

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Continuing resolution will be needed to keep agencies running from the Oct. 1 start of the fiscal year until the appropriations bills are complete, House majority leader says.

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Management Matters: Travel Warning

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Managers and employees could end up footing hefty bills for work-related trips.

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Kabul embassy whistleblower's resignation raises questions

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Terry Pearson says he was forced to leave his job for alleging sexual and other misconduct by security guards at Camp Sullivan in Afghanistan.

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The green badge of preparedness

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“Be prepared,” that’s the Girl Scout motto.

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Gov 2.0 Summit Brings Government and Business Together for a Brainstorm

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Did you get your Gov 2.0 Summit invite?

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Disputed E-Verify rules go into effect

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Most federal contractors and subcontractors must now use the system to prove employees are legally eligible to work.

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Further Thoughts on Czars

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First off, calling folks czars is foolish. It's an outmoded name, without outmoded connotations, and using that term obscures the actual functions of the people who hold these extra-agency positions.

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From Nextgov.com: Report gives Obama administration mixed review on secrecy practices

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White House receives high and low marks for transparency memo, seeking input on classification policy and for its overhaul of stimulus tracking Web site, open government group says.

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U.S. security requires action on climate change, bipartisan group says

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Prospects for Senate cap-and-trade bill could hinge on health care reform, key lawmaker predicts.

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Telework experiments can breed acceptance, observers say

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An overwhelming majority of employees and managers who participated in Virginia's telework day reported no problems with the practice.

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FDA requires faster food safety reporting

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Under new rule, manufacturers must notify agency of potentially contaminated products within 24 hours.

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President Obama's Address on Healthcare Reform: The Stakes are High

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President Barack Obama will tell the nation's schoolchildren Tuesday he "expects great things" from each of them.

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Van Jones & Government Knowledge

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Marc Ambinder has a smart, clear post on what the ouster of Van Jones, President Obama's green jobs adviser, who resigned over the weekend after making intemperate remarks about Republicans and the re

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Federal Employee Unions Could Help Lynch in Mass.

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Joseph Kennedy's decision to not run for his uncle's U.S. Senate seat means several other Bay State pols will soon join the contest. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) is considering a run for the U.S.

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Eye Opener: Federal Hiring, Salary, Benefits News

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Happy Tuesday! It's a busy week for The Eye, as his wedding to Almost Mrs. Eye is this Saturday!

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On Politics: Bleeding Independents

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Obama's agenda has fanned fears that government is expanding too far, too fast.

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