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The Performance Revolution Government Needs

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:30:40 -0400

When the brand of government is unattractive to top talent, it should be a reason for reform.


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GOP Pushes HHS Appraisal of Health Reform Proposal Rather Than Waiting for CBO's Evaluation

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:16:23 -0400

In an 11th hour push to repeal Obamacare, Republicans are leaning on a murky analysis that supports their plan.


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Trump’s Special Ops Pick Says Terror Drones Might Soon Reach the US from Africa. How Worried Should We Be?

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:00:51 -0400

Technological advancement could produce ocean-spanning consumer UAVs. But extremists won’t necessarily bother with them.


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'Do You Have Any Questions For Us?'

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:00:00 -0400

How to nail that dreaded final interview question.


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The War on the Freedom of Information Act

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:56:10 -0400

A conservative group is resisting congressional efforts to kneecap FOIA. Jeb Hensarling directed multiple agencies under his committee’s jurisdiction to start classifying all communications with the committee as official “congressional records” not subject to FOIA.


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Play of the Day: Look Out For Falling "Sacks of Drugs" Over the Border Wall

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:49:39 -0400

Donald Trump wants a transparent border wall, so Americans can see the oncoming danger.


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HUD Secretary Praises Career Employees for Help in Transition

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 19:58:21 -0400

Departmental operations have continued running smoothly despite numerous vacancies in key leadership positions, Carson says.Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said longtime career employees "actually have some pretty darn good ideas."


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Why Warmth Is the Underappreciated Skill Leaders Need

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:37:09 -0400

The case for demonstrating more than just competence.


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Pentagon Logistics Agency Sold Sensitive Military Surplus to GAO Sleeper Purchasers

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:56:17 -0400

Fictional law enforcement agency successfully bought items ranging from night vision goggles to small arms.


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Trump Shakes Up Communications Team

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:41:50 -0400

President Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer has resigned in protest of the president's decision to name a former hedge-fund executive as communications director.


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The Agencies Where Trump Can Most Easily Shift Contracting Priorities

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:47:12 -0400

The White House wants to overhaul federal operations. Contract data suggest it will be easier at some agencies than others.President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on July 19.


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Trump Trains His Sights on Mueller's Investigation

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:01:39 -0400

The president’s lawyers are looking at multiple ways to undermine or curtail the Russia inquiry, including his issuing pardons.


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More U.S. Veterans Are Getting Hospice Care

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:00:00 -0400

A major push to improve end-of-life care and get more U.S. veterans into hospice appears to be paying off.


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Why Trump Probably Hasn't Spooked the Justice Department

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:52:34 -0400

It seems to be business as usual for top federal law-enforcement officials one day after receiving harsh criticism from the president.


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Play of the Day: The Latest Wide-Ranging Trump Interview

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:26:43 -0400

The president spoke to the New York Times and he said some illuminating things.


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Analysis: Why We Need to Save the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:00:00 -0400

Republicans are hoping to eliminate or at least defang the only federal agency tasked solely with protecting consumers from financial abuses. What would we miss if they succeed?


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Officials Laud House Proposal for Commission to Curb Improper Payments

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:28:23 -0400

Plan to reduce waste and fraud draws bipartisanship.Rep. Gerald Connolly, D-Va., says much more progress could be made in reducing fraud if Congress invests in new technology.


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The 'Chilling Effect' of Forced Reassignments at Trump's Interior Dept.

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:20:08 -0400

Interior argues reassignments are normal for SES, not retaliation.Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has said the Senior Executive Service "by definition gets moved."


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4 Things You Need to Know About Retirement Rules

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:34:32 -0400

They’re complicated and have changed a lot over the years.


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ExxonMobil Made Illegal Deals With Russia When Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Ran the Company

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:40:43 -0400

"ExxonMobil's senior-most executives knew."Putin and Tillerson shake hands in 2012.


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Trump Regulatory Chief Hits Ground Running for 'Fundamental Shift'

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:53:03 -0400

Release of unified rules agenda shows savings compared with Obama's.


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Apparent Collapse of Obamacare Repeal Makes It Harder to Pass a Budget

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:40:55 -0400

Congressional Obamacare repeal woes make it trickier to write a spending blueprint and a tax-reform package.


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How To Be An Overachiever—Without Making Everyone Secretly Hate You

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:40:01 -0400

One person's success can make everyone else feel like a failure.


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