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, 10 Apr 2014 18:20:16 -0400Did Big Government End Slavery? size-of-government debate takes a turn for the absurd.Tom ShoopThu, 10 Apr 2014 18:20:16 -0400 - FedblogLibrary of CongressA Symbolic Victory for Open Office Setups York's new mayor is keeping Bloomberg's famous bullpen arrangement.Charles S. ClarkTue, 08 Apr 2014 15:36:54 -0400 - FedblogNew York Mayor BIll de BlasioJohn Minchillo/APLawmaker: We Deserve a Pay Raise least one congressman thinks legislators cannot 'live decently' on their current salaries.Eric KatzFri, 04 Apr 2014 17:03:09 -0400 - FedblogRep. Jim Moran, D-Va. J. Scott Applewhite/AP File PhotoFEC Member Says it Aloud: We’re Dysfunctional chairwoman says the commission is failing to enforce the nation's campaign finance laws.Charles S. ClarkThu, 03 Apr 2014 16:59:18 -0400 - FedblogThe FEC “is failing to enforce the nation’s campaign finance laws," Ann Ravel wrote.Rich Pedroncelli/AP file photoA Teen, a Typeface, and $136M in Taxpayer Savings finds huge savings potential from switching to Garamond.Charles S. ClarkFri, 28 Mar 2014 12:35:34 -0400 - FedblogA Real Smoking Gun on Politicizing the IRS Nixon-era IRS, that is.Charles S. ClarkThu, 20 Mar 2014 08:24:39 -0400 - FedblogShutterstock.comAir Force Official JFK Called ‘Silly Bastard’ Immortalized on Film tells tale of officer who attracted the president’s ire in recorded phone call.Tom ShoopTue, 11 Mar 2014 16:26:37 -0400 - FedblogAP file photoFeds Remain a Presence at the Oscars employees dot major Academy Award-nominated films for the second consecutive year.Ross GianfortuneMon, 03 Mar 2014 11:11:00 -0500 - FedblogDirector Alfonso Cuarón won for directing Gravity's story of NASA astronauts caught in space.John Shearer/Invision/APThe Era of Security Clearance Self-Review Could Be Permanently Over introduce bill that would prohibit contractors from conducting final background checks of federal job candidates.Charles S. ClarkFri, 28 Feb 2014 14:34:00 -0500 - FedblogSen. Jon Tester, D-MontanaCharles Dharapak/AP File PhotoDemocrats: The IRS Probe Has Cost Taxpayers $14 Million So Far tag includes employee compensation, travel and IT upgrades.Charles S. ClarkWed, 26 Feb 2014 15:04:00 -0500 - FedblogRep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform panel, on Tuesday sent a letter to the attorney for Lois Lerner, the since-departed head of the Exempt Organizations division, recalling her to testify.J. Scott Applewhite/AP file photoHey Federal Techies -- Make Your Voice Heard!'re surveying government IT professionals on the key issues they're facing.Tom ShoopFri, 21 Feb 2014 15:04:07 -0500 - Fedblogjorgen mcleman/Shutterstock.comWatch Jerry Seinfeld Rip the Postal Service’s a “dazed and confused distant branch of the Cub Scouts,” comedian says.Tom ShoopWed, 19 Feb 2014 16:10:34 -0500 - FedblogNBCHave Feds Been Off the Job 25 Percent of the Time This Fiscal Year? statistics on snow days and the shutdown in perspective.Tom ShoopWed, 19 Feb 2014 12:04:12 -0500 - FedblogCharles Dharapak/AP file photoWomen: Hot Guys Don’t Drive Mail Trucks poll, postal vehicles come in last in ratings of driver attractiveness.Eric KatzTue, 18 Feb 2014 17:14:57 -0500 - FedblogB Brown/Shutterstock.comTry to Buy a Gorilla, Get a Federal Agent in a Gorilla Suit 1993, Fish and Wildlife agents nabbed a criminal by using unconventional methods.Ross GianfortuneWed, 12 Feb 2014 14:43:32 -0500 - FedblogIn case any shady zoo officials are reading, this is an actual gorilla. She looks and acts quite different than a fed in a gorilla costume.PhotoXpressNavigating a 'Difficult Triangle' of Security Clearance Interests federal procurement policy chief Joe Jordan speaks out on a coming review of clearance procedures.Charles S. ClarkWed, 29 Jan 2014 16:18:17 -0500 - Fedblog“We’re getting to a place where reciprocity among agencies can be used to drive efficiencies, and agencies are asking about costs,” Joe Jordan said. Office of Management and Budget file photoStorify: GovExec Live-tweets the State of the Union focuses on jobs, public-private partnerships in his fifth SOTU.Ross GianfortuneTue, 28 Jan 2014 22:41:51 -0500 - FedblogLarry Downing/APState of the Union: A Call to (Limited) Action look at what the president had to say about government and its workforce.Tom ShoopTue, 28 Jan 2014 22:34:00 -0500 - FedblogLarry Downing/APEPA’s ‘Moonlighting Spy:’ I Guess Greed Made Me Do It attorney John Beale isn’t really sure why he pretended he secretly worked for the CIA.Charles S. ClarkFri, 24 Jan 2014 09:05:47 -0500 - FedblogJohn Beale, Former Senior Policy Advisor U.S Environmental Protection AgencyHouse subcommittee on Oversight and ReformMaking Newsletters Mobile-Friendly is aimed at better serving the rapidly growing number of people viewing our content on phones and tablets.Tom ShoopWed, 22 Jan 2014 17:10:54 -0500 - FedblogA Crusader for Limited Government to the End Tom Coburn laments the laws he failed to stop.Tom ShoopTue, 21 Jan 2014 12:18:34 -0500 - FedblogJ. Scott Applewhite/AP file photoObama Lauds OMB Staffers picks unusual location to sign omnibus appropriations bill into law.Tom ShoopFri, 17 Jan 2014 18:11:10 -0500 - FedblogCarolyn Kaster/APLast Chance to Nominate a Peak Public Servant is looming for this year’s Service to America Medals.Tom ShoopThu, 16 Jan 2014 13:31:51 -0500 - Fedblograngizzz/Shutterstock.comOscar Loves Uncle Sam Academy Awards honor films with plots involving federal law enforcement, astronauts -- and even the FDA.Ross GianfortuneThu, 16 Jan 2014 10:18:00 -0500 - FedblogBradley Cooper is nominated for his portrayal of an FBI agent in American Hustle.Sony - Columbia PicturesConsumer Financial Protection Chief Sits Down With Jon Stewart Cordray discusses the ins and outs of the new agency on 'The Daily Show.'Caitlin FairchildThu, 09 Jan 2014 13:49:00 -0500 - FedblogComedy Central