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Kedar Pavgi

Digital Producer/Reporter Kedar Pavgi is a digital producer/reporter at Defense One. He joined Government Executive Media Group summer 2012 as an editorial fellow. He previously worked at Foreign Policy magazine, and has written for The Diplomat, The World Politics Review and the Foreign Policy Association. He received his bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary, where he studied economics and international relations.
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Let Government Scientists Tweet More, Report Says

March 15, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Many federal agencies are still failing to give government scientists adequate freedom to communicate their research and findings with the public, according to a new report by a scientific advocacy group. A report released Friday by The Center for Science and Democracy gave many federal agencies mixed grades for their ...

Military Services Start to Outline Furlough Exemptions

March 14, 2013 Army civilians working in fire, safety and health positions will be exempt from upcoming furloughs, along with political appointees, a spokesman told Government Executive on Thursday. Army spokesman George Wright Jr. told Government Executive that details of mandatory unpaid leave under sequestration had yet to be announced, but that service ...

Arlington National Cemetery Civilians Exempted From Furloughs

March 14, 2013 Civilian employees working at Arlington National Cemetery are exempt from unpaid furlough days, Army National Military Cemeteries Executive Director Kathryn Condon said on Wednesday. Condon told a House Appropriations subcommittee that the exemption will allow burial ceremonies to proceed without major delays. The Army told Wired that across-the-board budget cuts ...

GSA Exec Dismissed During Spending Scandal Gets His Job Back

March 13, 2013 A Merit Systems Protection Board judge on Monday ruled that a General Services Administration executive was wrongfully dismissed after being caught up in a conference spending scandal, according to Federal News Radio. MSPB Administrative Law Judge Patricia Miller reversed GSA’s decision to remove Paul Prouty following allegations of misconduct and ...

Defense Furloughs Could Start in Late April, Comptroller says

March 12, 2013 Furloughs for civilian employees at the Defense Department could begin as soon as April 26, Defense Comptroller Robert Hale said on Monday. Hale told participants and viewers at a sequestration town hall that the Pentagon had asked commanders to begin a review to identify civilians who would be exempted from ...

Union Challenges HUD’s Planned Sequestration Furloughs, Closures

March 11, 2013 A federal employee union is challenging the Housing and Urban Development Department’s plan to shut down for seven days and furlough all of its employees. The union expected to begin negotiations with HUD officials on Tuesday, according to Eddie Eitches, president of the American Federation of Government Employees Council 222. ...

Labor Department Sends 4,700 Furlough Notices

March 11, 2013 Labor Department officials on March 5 sent 4,700 employees furlough notices to help manage across-the-board budget cuts from sequestration, according to Federal Times. Labor Department spokesman Steve Barr told Federal Times that employees would be furloughed an average of six days by the end of the fiscal year on Sept. ...

Army Finds Major Flaws in Mental Health Care and PTSD Treatment

March 8, 2013 The Army must take significant steps to improve its diagnosis and treatment of behavioral health issues including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety, according to results released Friday after a seven-month review. Army Secretary John McHugh described the Army Task Force on Behavioral Health report as one of the most ...

Customs and Border Protection Sends Thousands of Furlough Notices

March 7, 2013 This story has been updated. Across-the-board budget cuts from sequestration forced Customs and Border Protection on Thursday to begin officially releasing furlough notices to thousands of employees. The notice -- obtained by Government Executive -- says that furloughs for CBP employees will begin on April 21, and will continue through ...

Budget Cuts Should Not Compromise Safety, Naval Officers Told

March 7, 2013 The head of the U.S. Fleet Forces Command told naval officers on Wednesday to maintain operational safety even as they begin to execute and manage across-the-board budget cuts from sequestration. Adm. Bill Gortney said it was the responsibility of officers “to assess if and when [their] command is approaching the ...