Government Executive - Fedblog Executive Editor in Chief Tom Shoop, along with other editors and staff correspondents, look at the federal bureaucracy from the outside in.en-usWed, 25 Feb 2015 15:14:30 -0500Parks and Recreation on ‘Sexy’ Public Service sitcom goes where no politician dares.Tom ShoopWed, 25 Feb 2015 15:14:30 -0500 - FedblogVA Employees Get Some Recognition at the Oscars on the department’s suicide prevention hotline wins Best Documentary Short.Eric KatzMon, 23 Feb 2015 13:51:49 -0500 - FedblogHBO via YouTubeVideo: Fox Show Rips Feds, AFGE Chief on Valentine's Day David Asman and Steve Forbes think feds make too much money.Ross GianfortuneTue, 17 Feb 2015 12:23:46 -0500 - FedblogCox made the comments at the AFGE 2015 Legislative Conference.AFGEThe Interior Department Knows How to Celebrate Valentine's Day video tribute to love in the National Parks.Tom ShoopFri, 13 Feb 2015 15:29:55 -0500 - FedblogInterior DepartmentLesson for Congress: Don’t Mess With VA’s Bob McDonald officials often serve as punching bags for lawmakers trying to land political points. Not this guy.Katherine McIntire PetersThu, 12 Feb 2015 13:48:33 -0500 - FedblogVA Secretary Bob McDonald.Veterans Affairs Department file photoOn ‘Parks and Recreation,’ the Joke’s on the Feds may be the first time in television history that a network sitcom has included a gag about the Senior Executive Service.Tom ShoopWed, 11 Feb 2015 13:18:16 -0500 - FedblogAmy Poehler as Leslie Knope in "Parks and Recreation."NBCTales of a Government That Works new downloadable ebook on innovative federal efforts.Tom ShoopTue, 10 Feb 2015 16:23:21 -0500 - FedblogFlickr user Kurtis GarbuttJeb Bush Is No Anti-Government Crusader GOP presidential contender calls for “smarter, effective government.”Tom ShoopFri, 06 Feb 2015 12:50:22 -0500 - FedblogPaul Sancya/APWhen Obama’s Veto Threat Is Serious administration usually leaves itself some wiggle room. But not always.Charles S. ClarkWed, 04 Feb 2015 12:46:09 -0500 - FedblogPresident Obama says, again, he will veto legislation aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act. Pete Souza/White House file photoThe Government Will See You Now Obama administration wants agencies to deliver world class customer service.Katherine McIntire PetersTue, 03 Feb 2015 11:11:02 -0500 - FedblogAction Sports Photography/Shutterstock.comDHS: Buying a Super Bowl Jersey? Make Sure It's Not Fake. and the NFL partner during Super Bowl week to weed out counterfeit Seahawks and Patriots products.Ross GianfortuneThu, 29 Jan 2015 14:07:40 -0500 - FedblogSarah Saldaña holds up a counterfeit flask during a news conference Thursday in Phoenix.David J. Phillip/APBob Dylan is Thinking About the Government’s not a job creator, the legendary troubador says.Tom ShoopFri, 23 Jan 2015 12:54:39 -0500 - FedblogBob Dylan and President Obama at the White House in 2012.AP Photo/Charles DharapakTSA Does Its Job, Finds More Guns in Carry-ons Than Ever Before agency's employees found 2,212 firearms in 2014. Most were loaded.Ross GianfortuneFri, 23 Jan 2015 12:45:32 -0500 - FedblogThis man stands between you and the passenger sitting next to you carrying a gun.Mark Lennihan/APState of the Union: The Message for Feds "We need to set our sights higher than just making sure government doesn’t halt the progress we’re making."Katherine McIntire Peters and Eric KatzTue, 20 Jan 2015 22:10:00 -0500 - FedblogMandel Ngan/Associated PressNew Oversight Chairman Replaces Issa Portrait With Photos of Postal Workers former committee head’s staff is not happy.Eric KatzFri, 16 Jan 2015 15:07:27 -0500 - FedblogWhy You May Have Noticed Beefed Up Security at Your Federal Office’s not because of any “specific, credible” threat.Eric KatzWed, 14 Jan 2015 13:58:04 -0500 - FedblogDHS chief Jeh Johnson ordered the measures earlier this week in response to the terror attacks in Paris. Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley/NavyWhat if the Problem Isn’t the Rules, but the People? it comes to acquiring new digital technology, acquisition regulations aren’t really the issue.Tom ShoopTue, 13 Jan 2015 17:01:24 -0500 - Fedblogbikeriderlondon/Shutterstock.comClapper and L 'il Bub Director of National Intelligence has finally arrived.Katherine McIntire PetersMon, 12 Jan 2015 13:39:31 -0500 - FedblogThe two recent stars of Tumblr have more in common than you might think.Defense Department and AP file photosThe Civil Servant Who Didn't Show Up to Work for 24 Years to know where it's really hard to fire a government employee? India.Tom ShoopFri, 09 Jan 2015 16:59:53 -0500 - FedblogIn Search of Heroes of the Public Service nomination deadline for this year’s Service to America Medals is quickly approaching.Tom ShoopTue, 06 Jan 2015 17:24:22 -0500 - FedblogAn Astronaut’s Life: Hyperscheduled and Bureaucratic it’s like to work on the International Space Station.Tom ShoopWed, 31 Dec 2014 08:00:00 -0500 - FedblogNASA photoRand Paul Airs His Grievances Against Government goes on a Festivus Twitter rant.Tom ShoopTue, 23 Dec 2014 14:26:47 -0500 - FedblogThe feats of strength are next.Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock.comCigar Enthusiasts Champing at the Bit's move to normalize relations has opened new trade and investment possibilities.Charles S. ClarkMon, 22 Dec 2014 12:26:30 -0500 - FedblogVladimir Wrangel / Shutterstock.comThe Ambassadorial Confirmation Scorecard Senate just confirmed a slew of nominees, but there are many others who remain in limbo.Charles S. ClarkThu, 18 Dec 2014 14:12:51 -0500 - Fedblog KPG_Payless/Shutterstock.comThe New American Ambassador to New Zealand is a Former Baseball Player executive Mark Gilbert has raised millions for Obama -- and played seven games in 1985 for the Chicago White Sox.Ross GianfortuneThu, 18 Dec 2014 13:43:43 -0500 - FedblogThough he only appeared in seven games in 1985, the Chicago White Sox asked Mark Gilbert to pose for a photo at Comiskey Park.AP file photo