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.”
Wow: The news out of GSA is simply shocking. The Washington Postreports that Martha Johnson has been ousted, in the wake of an inspector general's report that the agency spent $835,000 on a Las Vegas conference for 300 employees. That included $147,000 in airfare and lodging, $3,200 for a mind reader, $6,300 on commemorative coin set and $75,000 on a training exercise to build a bicycle. Other top officials have resigned as well.
Tom Shoop is vice president and editor in chief at Government Executive Media Group, where he oversees both print and online editorial operations. He started as associate editor of Government Executive magazine in 1989; launched the company’s flagship website, GovExec.com, in 1996; and was named editor in chief in 2007.
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