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Only Long-Term Planning Can Counter Short-Term Thinking

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:28:13 -0500

Agency plans tend to be designed around the four-year election cycle, but the most important challenges require a much longer time horizon.

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‘Catastrophic’ Power Outage Nearly Destroyed MSPB’s Electronic Records System

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:47:15 -0500

A newly released report shows how devastating a June 2015 incident was to the Merit System Protection Board.

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Republicans Look to Restrict How Agencies Spend Billions in Collected Fees and Penalties

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:21:26 -0500

Democrats call "radical" proposal "antithesis of efficiency."Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., said Congress should always have a say in how federal agencies spend money.

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15 Tweaks to Your Daily Routine that Can Make You Smarter, Healthier and More Sane

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:56:52 -0500

These are some newly adopted habits that can help you live you best live in 2016.

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Obama is Quietly Expanding the War on Terror in Africa While the World is Distracted by Trump

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:51:45 -0500

If congress doesn’t become more assertive, future presidents are likely to head into even murkier legal terrain.Somali government security forces hunt for al-Shabaab suspects in 2012.

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Transparency Groups Hail Removal of FOIA Exceptions in Defense Bill

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:49:57 -0500

Critics had said Pentagon would have shielded documents on torture, sexual assault.Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, is said to be one of the lawmakers instrumental in persuading conferees to drop the provision.

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A Gingrich Commission to Reorganize Government?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:01:13 -0500

A modest proposal for a new role for the former House speaker.

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Lawmakers Ask Obama to Freeze Hiring Until Trump Arrives

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:12:43 -0500

Republican senators warn against “burrowing in” and new career hires who won’t help execute the next administration’s policies.Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., is one of the senators making the request.

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What Should Trump Seek in a Budget Director?

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:55:33 -0500

A good relationship with the president is key, former budget directors say.Leon Panetta, former budget director under President Clinton, said: “It helps if it’s one son-of-a-bitch, who knows the numbers and the budget and the implications.” 

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Needed: A New Approach for Onboarding Political Appointees

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:56:45 -0500

A new administration promises big changes. It should start with the process for preparing new leaders for success.

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The Pentagon Wants Eye-Reading Software, X-Ray Tools, and A Virtual Facebook to Fight Terrorism

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:12:36 -0500

Here’s a list of gear the Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office is seeking to give U.S. counterterror operators.A soldier with 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry rests aboard a C-130 aircraft on its way to Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, where 3rd Battalion Soldiers will board American helicopters.

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Trump Taps James Mattis for Defense Secretary

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:05:21 -0500

The president-elect called the retired Marine general “the closest thing we have to General George Patton of our time.”

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Play of the Day: The Regular Trump and Obama Phone Conversations

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:29:27 -0500

The president-elect has many questions -- and even a joke -- for the current president.They're in-person pals and phone buddies.

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The Government's Landlord Needs to Explain How It Will Resolve Trump's Hotel Lease

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:23:02 -0500

Senate Democrats join House lawmakers in asking GSA to address conflicts of interest over Old Post Office lease.Then candidate Donald Trump took time out of his presidential campaign for the Oct. 26 grand opening of the Trump International Hotel in Washington.

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Lawmakers Appalled at Forest Service Sexual Misconduct, Demand Firings

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:15:55 -0500

Agriculture's civil rights staffers claim improvements in long-standing culture clash.Reps. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., (left) and Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said USDA must do more to address problems with sexual harassment.

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Trump Transition Team Meets With Veterans Groups to Discuss VA Reforms

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 17:00:57 -0500

"Listening session" was friendly, but VSOs are prepared to fight back.

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Open Season Q

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:59:04 -0500

Answers to questions that may help you make your health insurance choices.

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The Obscure Law Donald Trump Will Use to Unwind Obama’s Regulations

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:35:11 -0500

Rules covering the environment and overtime pay could be targeted.

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The Department of Homeland Security Wants to Keep Using Private Prisons For Immigration Detention

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:30:18 -0500

65% of immigrants are being held in privately run immigration detention centers.People are transferred out of the holding area after being processed at the Tucson Sector of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection headquarters in Tucson, Ariz. in 2012.

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Obama Makes More Changes to Federal Hiring Through Regulatory Process

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:17:14 -0500

Administration moves to 'ban the box' and help more vets get hired.

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TSP Funds Improve in November

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:59:19 -0500

The C and F funds had a good month, after a rough October for all the offerings.

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Trump's Top Nominees Unlikely to Be Deterred by STOCK Act

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 11:08:21 -0500

Disclosure requirements for financial trading don't make for easy searching.

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Is the White House Hiding Secrets About Russia's Role in the Election?

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:40:33 -0500

Seven senators have asked President Obama to declassify additional information about the Kremlin’s possible involvement.

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Trump Announces Picks for Treasury and Commerce

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:34:16 -0500

Donald Trump has chosen Steven Mnuchin to head the Treasury Department and Wilbur Ross to run Commerce.Steven Mnuchin speaks to reporters after meeting with the president-elect at Trump Tower on Wednesday.

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Play of the Day: Mitt Romney's Awkward Dinner With Donald Trump

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:00:38 -0500

The former critic of the president-elect changed his tune once he got to eat frog legs with the man.

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