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, 23 Oct 2014 13:30:18 -0400Do Stoners Come Up With Government-Funded Research Programs? hosts asks his audience to separate real from fake projects.Ross GianfortuneThu, 23 Oct 2014 13:30:18 -0400 - FedblogABCFeds Send Obama an Early Christmas Wish: An Extra Day Off the People Petition asks the president to make Friday, Dec. 26 a holiday, creating a four-day weekend.Amelia GruberTue, 21 Oct 2014 15:15:11 -0400 - FedblogHasloo Group Production Studio / Shutterstock.comA Double Dose of Luck for the Park Service gifts help the agency maintain the onetime home of the Custis and Lee families overlooking Arlington Cemetery.Charles S. ClarkTue, 14 Oct 2014 12:31:28 -0400 - FedblogArlington House, which recently received a $12.35 million gift to restore its weakened structure. National Park Service file photoHow to Stump the Smartest Man in Obama’s Cabinet Secretary and renowned physicist Ernest Moniz has a few gaps in his education.Charles S. ClarkMon, 06 Oct 2014 15:47:36 -0400 - FedblogEnergy Secretary Ernest MonizEnergy DepartmentDHS Chief to Washington Post: Actually, 90 Percent of our Senior Positions Are Filled faulting the massive department for heavy turnover "disregarded the present," Jeh Johnson writes in letter to the editor.Charles S. ClarkWed, 24 Sep 2014 12:23:53 -0400 - FedblogDHS Secretary Jeh JohnsonFlickr user Minex GuatemalaAmazing True Stories of the Bureaucracy! one night a year, government’s unsung heroes take center stage.Tom ShoopTue, 23 Sep 2014 17:01:42 -0400 - FedblogPartnership for Public ServiceEx-IRS Executive Lerner Breaks 15 Months of Silence head of the tax-exempt organizations unit is a "more complicated figure than the caricature she's become in the public eye," Politico reports.Charles S. ClarkMon, 22 Sep 2014 12:04:03 -0400 - FedblogLois Lerner, former head of the IRS tax-exempt organizations division. Lauren Victoria Burke/AP file photoEllsberg: Whistleblowers Needed to Expose 'Cost and Consequences' of Obama's ISIS Plan who step forward should remain anonymous, Pentagon Papers leaker says.Charles S. ClarkThu, 18 Sep 2014 17:40:53 -0400 - FedblogDaniel EllsbergFlickr user Steve RhodesHighway Safety Board Found to Be Slow, Timid York Times report says NHTSA may be more interested in popular safety ratings than investigating potential dangers.Charles S. ClarkMon, 15 Sep 2014 16:31:01 -0400 - FedblogTim Roberts Photography/Shutterstock.comCan't Get Tickets to the White House Tour? Try This Instead. new museum showcases some historical gems.Charles S. ClarkWed, 10 Sep 2014 17:10:32 -0400 - FedblogThe White House Visitors CenterNational Park ServiceHHS Chief Gets Behind One Cause Everyone Can Believe In supports a Republican effort to speed discovery and dissemination of pioneering medical cures.Charles S. ClarkTue, 09 Sep 2014 13:53:36 -0400 - FedblogHHSA Modest Proposal: Hire 1 Million New Federal Employees argument for a much bigger bureaucracy.Tom ShoopWed, 03 Sep 2014 14:49:10 -0400 - FedblogJirsak/Shutterstock.comAgency’s ‘Technical Competence and Compassion’ Protect Retirement for Millions Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. Director Josh Gotbaum lauded the agency he led, but says much remains to be done.Charles S. ClarkWed, 03 Sep 2014 14:46:52 -0400 - FedblogCSPANSmithsonian's Panda Cub Celebrates First Birthday's cutest federal charge gets feted at the National Zoo.Ross GianfortuneMon, 25 Aug 2014 14:22:43 -0400 - FedblogSmithsonian's National ZooIs Pentagon’s ‘Security Cooperation’ Office Too Cooperative With Israel? complained the Defense Department is a little too eager to ship arms to the U.S. Ally.Charles S. ClarkFri, 22 Aug 2014 16:03:49 -0400 - FedblogPentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby says the department is "constantly assessing" how it handles arms sales to Israel.DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett10 Insane Things the Pentagon Gave to Local Law Enforcement, grenade launchers and underwear make their way to police.Ross GianfortuneThu, 21 Aug 2014 13:25:14 -0400 - FedblogPolice in Ferguson clad in SWAT gear watch protestors Aug. 9.Jeff Roberson/AP'Curiosity' Leads Man to Steal Federal Explosives During a Camping Trip was camping near a Forest Service storage facility and 'took it way too far.'Ross GianfortuneMon, 18 Aug 2014 13:42:35 -0400 - FedblogFer Gregory/Shutterstock.comComparing the Watergate Gang With Lois Lerner veteran Washington chronicler is eager to draw contrasts with the drama in today’s polarized government.Charles S. ClarkWed, 13 Aug 2014 15:09:20 -0400 - FedblogWikimedia CommonsDoes Obama Have ‘Zero Control’ Over the Bureaucracy? administration’s arms-length view of government has extended well into the president’s second term.Tom ShoopMon, 11 Aug 2014 16:53:24 -0400 - FedblogDefense Department file photoWhat Government Never Could Have Expected from President Nixon president who tried to leverage the bureaucracy to “screw” his opponents resigned 40 years ago.Tom ShoopFri, 08 Aug 2014 12:53:37 -0400 - FedblogAP file photoObama: It Shouldn’t Be So Hard to Fire Incompetent, Unethical Execs, quit punishing whistleblowers, the president says.Tom ShoopThu, 07 Aug 2014 16:50:37 -0400 - FedblogState DepartmentFormer Postmaster General: Stop 'Prostituting' the Stamp Program F. Bailar says Harry Potter and similar stamps lack 'gravitas.'Ross GianfortuneThu, 07 Aug 2014 16:43:50 -0400 - FedblogGone are the days of simple stamp design. Or eight-cent postage.akiyoko / Shutterstock.comIs Burning Man Really a Government-Free Zone? annual artistic adventure promotes self-reliance, but is run by a series of organizations that look suspiciously like a government.Tom ShoopTue, 05 Aug 2014 16:02:46 -0400 - FedblogFlickr user Julia WolfWhat We Talk About When We Talk About the VA least some of the emphasis should be on what VA is doing right.Tom ShoopFri, 01 Aug 2014 09:19:48 -0400 - FedblogVeterans Affairs DepartmentShe Never Stopped Working to Make Government Better tribute to Rosslyn S. Kleeman.Tom ShoopThu, 31 Jul 2014 15:42:08 -0400 - Fedblog