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.”
Hurricane Irene could be the first major test of new federal telework policies that were required to be in place by June, according to the latest Wired Workplace post from Nextgov's Brittany Ballenstedt.
"Some agencies, most notably the Patent and Trademark Office, have their acts together when it comes to allowing employees to telework during emergency situations," Ballenstedt writes. Most, however, do not.
Before joining Government Executive’s editing team, Rebecca Carroll wrote and edited for The Associated Press in Washington, New York and Bangkok, and for National Geographic News. She also was a Peace Corps volunteer in China, where she returned to study at the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, with a double major in English and Philosophy.
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