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Gina McCarthy was Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner .

Four Things to Know About Gina McCarthy, Obama's Pick to Head the EPA

McCarthy is a longtime government official, with more than 25 years of experience and the federal and state levels.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Sequestration Could Hit National Parks at Height of Tourism Season

Automatic cuts would result in furloughs, limit access to attractions.

Government Clears Barrier to Hiring Disabled Workers

Applicants no longer must provide a medical certificate proving job readiness.

Introducing Obama's Likely Pick for Energy Secretary

Ernest Moniz supports nuclear and sees natural gas as a 'bridge to a low-carbon future.'

Defense Policy Chief Outlines Furlough Preparation

Official tells staff to plan for personnel gaps to ensure work doesn’t fall through the cracks during sequester.

Joe Biden's 10 Best (Kinda Weird) Pieces of Advice

From shotguns to secret raids to dating, the vice president has some suggestions.

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy

Why Climate Change Joined GAO's High-Risk List

The Government Accountability Office has stepped into new territory by adding climate change to its list of the 30 most high-risk challenges facing the federal government.

Leadership Spotlight: Alex Mavroukakis, A Rising Acquisition Leader

Mavroukakis' work at the Department of Education is getting him noticed.

Federal Contractor Issues Layoff Warnings, Citing Budget Uncertainty

BAE Systems sends 3,500 WARN notices, other contractors take wait-and-see approach.

“My No. 1 job is to make sure that nobody does any harm to the existing Clean Air Act,” Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., said Wednesday.

Senate Democrats Prepare to Defend Obama's Climate-Change Rules

The president is expected to pick Gina McCarthy to head EPA.