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-usThu, 29 Jan 2015 14:07:40 -0500DHS: 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 photoHow to Beat Bureaucracy and Change a Federal Agency Shah leaves an impressive legacy at the U.S. Agency for International Development.Tom ShoopWed, 17 Dec 2014 12:41:39 -0500 - FedblogAlex Brandon/APFederal Employees Honored in Time's 'Person of the Year' at two agencies recognized with honorary title.Eric KatzThu, 11 Dec 2014 10:56:00 -0500 - FedblogNIH virologist Nancy Sullivan shows President Obama around the agency's Vaccine Research Center in Bethesda, Md. Sullivan was one of the federal employees named. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/APA Beatle’s Role in Obama’s Immigration Order deferred action has its roots in John Lennon's 1970s deportation battle, attorney says.Charles S. ClarkWed, 03 Dec 2014 16:50:21 -0500 - FedblogJohn Lennon arrives for a concert in Houston in August 1965. Ferd Kaufman/AP file photoFederal Employees Really, Really Like Their Health Benefits shows near unanimous support for FEHBP.Eric KatzTue, 25 Nov 2014 15:54:52 -0500 - FedblogSyda Productions/Shutterstock.comWriting the Book on Moneyball Government bipartisan group makes the case for evidence-based decision-making.Charles S. ClarkFri, 21 Nov 2014 16:52:54 -0500 - FedblogWhat Are the Lessons Learned from the 2013 Shutdown? Agencies Have No Idea. says agencies did not document how they dealt with last year's shutdown.Eric KatzMon, 17 Nov 2014 14:20:57 -0500 - FedblogKevin Bacher/NPSOne Way Officials Can Dodge a Question who tried to pose questions to retired Gen. David Petraeus at an event went to jail instead.Charles S. ClarkThu, 13 Nov 2014 08:00:00 -0500 - FedblogRetired Gen. David Petraeus, giving remarks to CIA employees in 2011.CIA file photoSenator: Good Federal Employees Can’t Be Ordered on Amazon wants respect and resources for the federal workforce.Eric KatzWed, 12 Nov 2014 17:51:48 -0500 - FedblogSen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., defended federal employees during a hearing on the Obama administration's request for more Ebola funding. Bill Hrybyk/Goddard Space Flight Center file photoActually, the Elections Were About Making Government Work can Republicans deliver on that promise?Tom ShoopThu, 06 Nov 2014 12:27:56 -0500 - FedblogOffice of The Speaker of the HouseJohn Lennon and GAO’s High Risk List top federal auditor channels an ode to world peace.Charles S. ClarkTue, 04 Nov 2014 16:09:29 -0500 - FedblogStrawberry Fields Memorial in Central Park, New York City. Wikimedia Commons