Kedar Pavgi

Kedar Pavgi is an M.A. candidate at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. He was previously a Digital Editor at Defense One, and has worked at Government Executive, and Foreign Policy magazine. He 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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Troops discharged under 'don't ask, don't tell' gain full severance pay

January 8, 2013 Gay and lesbian service members discharged from the military on or after Nov. 10, 2004, under the Pentagon’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy will be entitled to full severance pay, according to the settlement from a court case. The settlement ends a class action lawsuit brought by the American Civil...

No separate paid holiday for feds on Inauguration Day

January 7, 2013 Inauguration Day coinciding with Martin Luther King Jr. Day will deprive Washington, D.C., area federal employees of one paid holiday, according to The Washington Post. D.C area federal employees looking forward to their quadrennial paid holiday will be left disappointed this year because of a quirk in the calendar. Normally,...


January 4, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Library of Congress will complete archiving every Twitter post from the social media company’s first four years online this month, according to a blog post published on Friday. The Library is also developing a system to immediately archive new Tweets posted to the site, the post said. “The Library’s...

Pipe bomb attack on Treasury IG’s home under investigation

January 4, 2013 Law enforcement officials are investigating a pipe bomb explosion at the home of Eric Thorson, the Treasury Department’s inspector general, according to Bloomberg News. Officers from the Fairfax County Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating the attack on Thorson’s home in the early...

Consider sending layoff warnings, law firm tells federal contractors

January 3, 2013 With sequestration delayed until early March, contractors should consider issuing sequestration-related layoff notices despite an absence of guidance from the Obama administration, according to a law firm. In an analysis by Littler Mendelson, a labor and employment law firm, government contractors could face lawsuits if they do not issue layoff...

Acting FAA chief confirmed as agency’s permanent leader

January 2, 2013 The Senate confirmed Michael Huerta, the current acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, as the agency’s new chief during a session on Tuesday. Huerta was approved by unanimous consent for a five-year term as FAA’s head. He has been serving as the acting administrator since December 2011, after the...

Petition to link lawmaker pay to fiscal cliff deal is up for White House response

December 28, 2012 A petition to restrict pay and health benefits of the president and members of Congress until the fiscal cliff is resolved has crossed the signature threshold needed for an official response from the White House. The petition calls for Congress and President Obama to pass a “solution, not a stop...

New committee will review federal travel policies

December 28, 2012 The General Services Administration announced the creation of the Governmentwide Travel Advisory Committee to review and promote transparency regarding travel policies at federal agencies, according to an announcement posted in the Federal Register on Dec. 26. The committee’s 15 members, including a chairman, will be asked to help “increase travel...

Federal workers say Congress and public do not appreciate them

December 27, 2012 Federal workers are very satisfied with their workplaces and leadership in their agencies but say Congress and the public do not appreciate their work, according to results from an online survey conducted by Graduate School USA. The survey of 450 federal workers, published on Dec. 20, said 68 percent of...

Defense looks into hiring practices at child care centers

December 19, 2012 Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has called on all the military services to follow in the Army’s footsteps and investigate hiring procedures at child care centers, the department announced Tuesday. The move follows reports of assaults on young children by employees at a facility in Virginia. In a statement, press secretary...

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