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Ex-Navy Contract Officer Gets Prison Time in 'Fat Leonard' Scandal

Paul Simpkins pleads guilty to taking bribes for steering contracts to Malaysia-based firm.

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Cyber Commission Hopes to Brief Trump Before Christmas

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Its report includes a laundry list of recommendations for the incoming administration.

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Will Donald Trump Dismantle the Internet as We Know It?

Open-web advocates are preparing for a renewed policy war as net neutrality’s future remains uncertain.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents work at a processing facility in 2012 in Texas.

What It’s Like to Be an Immigration Attorney in the Final Weeks Before the Trump Presidency

One lawyer says that she’s seen a tenfold increase in calls, emails, and inquiries to her firm since the election.

Vice President-elect Mike Pence said Sunday that Trump's process for choosing a Cabinet has brought "refreshing energy" to the transition.

Is Trump Running the Fastest Transition in 40 Years, and Does That Matter?

Good-government observers caution that appointments are a “marathon, not a sprint.”

President-elect Donald Trump

The 2016 'Plum Book' Lists Thousands of Jobs Up for Grabs in the Trump Administration

More than 9,000 positions are detailed in the quadrennial publication.

The USS Freedom, the lead ship of the Freedom variant of LCS, is shown off the coast of California.

Littoral Combat Ship, at a Critical Juncture

With the ship’s purchase plans in doubt, detractors exchange fire with Navy supporters at contentious Senate hearing.

Donald Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Won’t Work While He’s President

How comfortable will he be with delayed gratification?

Fake passports confiscated during a raid on a fake US embassy in Accra, Ghana.

A Fake U.S. Embassy Operating in Ghana for the Past Decade Has Been Shut Down

Beneath a photo of president Barack Obama, staff posing as consular officials, took visa applications from unsuspecting Ghanians.

Excellence in Government

Use Your Head: Don’t Be Seduced By Technology

Even when using the most sophisticated tools, human judgment is actually required.

Donald Trump smiles as he speaks during the first stop of his post-election tour Thursday in Cincinnati.

Play of the Day: The Trump Thank You Tour Begins

Starting in Ohio, the president-elect is speaking to adoring crowds who chant his name.

Then presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks during a campaign event at the University of Iowa in January.

Trump Taps Ben Carson for HUD Secretary

If confirmed, the retired neurosurgeon would lead a mid-size agency with an increasingly vital mission.

Excellence in Government

Only Long-Term Planning Can Counter Short-Term Thinking

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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