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Washington Post helps us keep track of White House visitors

May 21, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The White House makes no secret of its visitor logs, but it doesn't serve them up in an easily searchable database with the information prettily graphed, but thanks to The Washington Post, anyone can easily keep track of the White House's many, many visitors. Monday's story by T.W. Farnum, pointing ...

Video: HHS Secretary Sebelius heckled during commencement speech

May 18, 2012 What is this anti-abortion heckler yelling at Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at the commencement ceremony for Georgetown's Public Policy Institute? It's something about abortion being murder: Georgetown's Vox Populi blog reports he said "you're a murderer," but there's more at the end we couldn't catch. The heckler ...

Virus attack plunges Commerce bureau into bureaucratic Dark Ages

April 9, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow HomeStudio / Shutterstock.com It's a good thing turnover is low at the federal Economic Development Administration, so there are people around who remember how to use things like fax machines, the Yellow Pages, and note pads now that the agency's been without Internet access for 80 days--a severe fallout from ...

Federal budget deficit to shrink to $1.1 trillion

January 31, 2012 This fiscal year's federal budget deficit is going to be a bit smaller than last year's, but is still more money than you can probably even wrap your head around. The Congressional Budget Office released a report Tuesday that predicted the deficit to come in at $1.1 trillion by the ...

NASA considers leaving International Space Station unmanned

August 30, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow After one of the Russian rockets it plans to use to ferry astronauts and supplies to the International Space Station crashed last week, NASA said on Monday that it may evacuate the station and let it orbit unmanned for a while. The NASA announcement follows one from the Russian space ...

CIA Website Allegedly Hacked

June 16, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The mischief keeps coming from hacking collective LulzSec, but Wednesday's attack might be its biggest and most serious yet: The goofy hackers with the logo reminiscent of Mr. Peanut claimed it took down the Central Intelligence Agency's Web site Wednesday. (Temporarily, at least: though at 6:50 p.m. we couldn't load ...