On Thursday, the Defense Department said that in order to blend in, special-operation forces often don the insignia of forces they accompany. On Friday, after Turkey complained, a spokesman called the action “unauthorized and inappropriate.”
The habitually businesslike Office of Management and Budget joined the Twitter generation today. An announcement from its press officers said, "We deal with a lot of big numbers in our daily work here at OMB, but now we will start focusing on a small one: 140."
After an inaugural tweet announcing the new account, the OMBers proceeded directly to tweets that deal not with dry numbers or management directives but rhetorical licks from the Obama administration on the continuing debate over raising the debt ceiling.
Charlie Clark joined Government Executive in the fall of 2009. He has been on staff at The Washington Post, Congressional Quarterly, National Journal, Time-Life Books, Tax Analysts, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, and the National Center on Education and the Economy. He has written or edited online news, daily news stories, long features, wire copy, magazines, books and organizational media strategies.
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