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One Way to Avoid Flight Delays: Help Air-Traffic Controllers Do a Better Job

Hamsa Balakrishnan develops algorithms that help controllers and pilots better manage who's taking off and when.

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White House Sheep, a History

In 1918, President Wilson wanted sheep. But trouble lurked.

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Public-Private Sector Pay Gap Remains at 35 Percent

Federal Salary Council report says feds now earn on average 35.2 percent less than their peers, a disparity that’s down 0.2 percent from 2013.

Read moreOctober 17, 2014Leave a comment
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U.S. military personnel discuss construction details with a Liberian contractor at the future location of an Ebola treatment unit in Liberia.

U.S. Troops Fighting Ebola in West Africa Are Earning Bonus Pay

Military members can earn up to $400 extra per month.

Medical staff in protective gear escort Nina Pham to a plane at Dallas' Love Field.

U.S. Hospitals Aren't 'Ebola-Ready'

Healthcare workers say they're far from prepared to treat a patient with the virus.

Nobody Panic, But There Was an Ebola Scare at the Pentagon

A woman who recently visited Africa became ill outside the Pentagon this morning. But let's not jump to conclusions.

What Exactly Does an Administration 'Czar' Do?

President Obama is expected to name a new Ebola czar. A look at his administration’s past crisis czars gives some indication of how that will work out.

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Optimism Is the Enemy of Action

Positive thinking can hinder more than it helps by zapping people's motivation to work toward their goals.

Temp Feds Will Have Access to Health Care Coverage Starting in January

OPM publishes final rule expanding the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program.

Laptops, Confidential Documents Left Sitting Out in GSA’s New Open Office

Watchdog’s surprise inspection uncovers performance reviews and contractor selection reports on desks.

Photos: NOAA Drones Show Killer Whales’ Beautiful Choreography

A remote-controlled hexacopter, mounted with a high-resolution camera, flew over the waters of Canada’s western province of British Columbia.

GOP Can't Stop a Lame-Duck AG Pick

Obama's nominee can get confirmed in December, though Republicans could exact revenge later.

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Job Requirements: 'Good Feet, Eyesight, and a Trim Figure'

Ah, the good old days, as viewed through 1950s help-wanted ads

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