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Play of the Day: Why Isn't 'Fat Leonard' a Bigger News Story?

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:50:19 -0400

Stephen Colbert just heard about the contracting scandal.

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Why Bureaucrats Matter in the Fight to Preserve the Rule Of Law

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Officials who defy illegitimate orders must logically always be the exceptions to a general rule of obeying orders, lest the very meaning of their defiance evaporate.

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What’s the Purpose of President Trump’s Navy?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 23:00:00 -0400

Does the president's specified goal of 350 ships meet the needs of the nation in the 21st century? The answer is not yet clear.guided-missile destroyers USS Pinckney, USS Howard and USS Shoup steam in formation behind the guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton in March.

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Are 'Obama Loyalist Bureaucrats' in the Crosshairs?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:07:37 -0400

Conservative media outlets target officials—some of them career executives—who they say Trump should remove from their jobs.

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With Potential 2017 Cuts Looming, OPM Updates Furlough and RIF Guidance

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:42:09 -0400

Budget experts say furloughs are likely this year if Congress enacts Trump’s proposed spending levels.

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Intel Community Scientist Subjects Contracts to Frequent Review

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:01:55 -0400

IARPA says research payoff success rate should be lower to reflect challenges.

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Steven Mnuchin Wants You to See The LEGO Batman Movie

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:33:45 -0400

The Treasury Secretary may have violated federal ethics rules when he endorsed the film he executive produced.

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Senate Whistleblower Caucus Backs Reappointment of Special Counsel

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:44:47 -0400

While Trump stays mum on successor, Lerner has the support of many whistleblowers.Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said in a letter with the cofounder of the caucus that "Lerner has proven her ability to lead the agency effectively and fairly."

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How Contractors View Trump’s Budget and Government Reform Agenda

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:42 -0400

Some proposed budget cuts rankle, but firms see plenty of work on horizon.

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Trump's Unbalanced Homeland Security Budget

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0400

As the former heads of DHS, the Coast Guard, and TSA, we think Trump’s border-and-immigration fixation is like double-locking your front door and leaving the window wide open.

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Advice to Feds: It’s Time to Update Your Resumes

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:42:18 -0400

While there’s a lot of uncertainty, one thing’s for sure—the Trump Administration wants to reduce the number of federal employees.

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NASA Didn’t Catch an Error in the International Space Station’s Data Until a Kid Pointed It Out

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:56:55 -0400

Big things happen when you pay attention in physics class.Michael Gernhardt performs a Station spacewalk around the International Space Station in 1995.

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The White House Dismisses Reports of Possible Russian Collusion

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:44:08 -0400

Press Secretary Sean Spicer pushed back against CNN’s claim that the FBI has information suggesting Trump associates and Russia may have worked together to undermine Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

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Play of the Day: Donald Trump is President and You're Not

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 08:50:23 -0400

The president ends a newly published interview with an unimpeachable fact.

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Lawmakers, Officials Agree Being Alive Shouldn’t Be Sole Factor for Defense Promotions

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:06:02 -0400

Senators pledge bipartisan legislation reforming the civilian personnel system.Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C. said the current system is not creating a “high-performing environment.”

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Architects Have Been Gearing Up To Build Trump’s Border Wall For Years

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:36:26 -0400

Creating a single "impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful southern border wall" is probably impossible.A CBP vehicle drives along the U.S.-Mexico border fence near Yuma, Arizona in 2010.

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5 Retirement Questions Only You Can Answer

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:26:29 -0400

The basic things you need to know before you make the transition.

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Would Better Messaging Help the Military Boost Its Budget?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:25:42 -0400

Even if Pentagon leaders clarified their ‘readiness’ warnings, they’d still face an uphill battle for more funding in 2017.Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks before the U.S. Senate Committee on a review of the budget and readiness of the Department of Defense hearing Wednesday.

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White House Plans Advance Disclosure of Its Own Appointees' Financial Forms

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:23:54 -0400

New portal will allow public access to Office of Government Ethics forms.

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Postal Service Asks Its Regulator to Stop Regulating Its Prices

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:07:32 -0400

Detractors say third-party must shield consumers from government-protected monopoly.

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GSA Finds No Fault With Trump's Washington Luxury Hotel Lease

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:47:17 -0400

Conflict of interest charges for Old Post Office are "simplistic," contracting officer concludes.

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Pentagon Defends Quiet Response to Study Offering $125 Billion In Savings

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:56:33 -0400

House hearing shows miscommunication between the Defense Department and the Defense Business Board.House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.

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The State Department Has No Time For Many International Institutions

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:41:31 -0400

The Trump administration's disregard for international organizations insulting to other countries—and could come back to bite it.

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Why Women Weren't Allowed to Be Astronauts

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:36:46 -0400

Critics had plenty of reasons for wanting to disqualify women from spaceflight in its early stages—but none of them stuck.Astronaut Nicole Stott participates in the STS-128 mission's first spacewalk as construction and maintenance continue on the International Space Station in 2015.

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