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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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House passes Coast Guard bill with new housing, travel benefits

December 5, 2012 The House on Wednesday passed a Coast Guard authorization bill that would provide enhanced housing and benefits for current service members. The 2012 Coast Guard Authorization Act, allots the service $8.6 billion in fiscal 2013 and $8.7 billion in fiscal 2014 respectively. The measure -- introduced by Reps. Frank LoBiondo, ...

Suspect charged in bombing of Arizona federal building

December 4, 2012 The man accused of detonating an improvised explosive device at a Social Security office in Arizona was charged Monday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix, according to several news sources. Abdullatif Aldosary, a resident of Coolidge, Ariz., was charged with damaging a federal building with explosives and felony weapons possession, ...

The 'Plum Book' is out in print and digital formats

December 3, 2012 The Government Printing Office on Monday released its quadrennial “United States Policy and Supporting Positions” directory, colloquially known as the “Plum Book.” The book provides a guide to the more than 8,000 federal civil service leadership and support positions available in the executive and legislative branches. In a 21st century ...

Around Government

December 1, 2012 Nobel Pursuits NIST scientist David Wineland’s work leads to the call of his life. By Kedar Pavgi People in government tend to associate the 3 a.m. phone call with a crisis. For National Institute of Standards and Technology scientist David Wineland it was one of the best surprises of his ...

AFGE, TSA sign first contract

November 30, 2012 The country’s largest union representing federal government workers has signed off on the first collective bargaining agreement for officers at the Transportation Security Administration. At a ceremony at TSA’s headquarters in Arlington, VA, on Friday, the American Federation of Government Employees made official the agreement TSA employees ratified in a ...

Tough times could make Homeland Security more productive

November 29, 2012 Budget austerity could help increase productivity at the Homeland Security Department, according to panelists hosted by a Washington security think tank on Thursday. Speakers at an event at the Center for Strategic and International Studies to discuss the future of DHS, said more synergies could be found through combining key ...

EPA temporarily suspends BP from federal contracts

November 28, 2012 The Environmental Protection Agency has temporarily suspended the oil and gas conglomerate BP from receiving any new federal contracts, according to a statement released Wednesday. Citing the environmental disaster following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, EPA said BP’s “lack of business integrity” will bar the company from receiving ...

Interior to start disbursing checks to American Indians

November 27, 2012 The settlement in a major class action lawsuit between the federal government and hundreds of thousands of American Indians has been finalized, allowing for the distribution of $3.4 billion in funds, officials announced Monday. Final approval for the settlement in Cobell v. Salazar came Nov. 24, following the expiration of ...

GAO wants to charge companies disputing federal contract awards

November 21, 2012 Companies looking to contest contract awards with the federal government may have to pay a fee to the Government Accountability Office to have their protest bid arbitrated, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. GAO is asking Congress to approve a $240 “file to bid” fee to help fund a new online docket ...

Tight times require creative approaches to funding new FBI headquarters

November 20, 2012 The General Services Administration is looking for creative ways to finance the construction of a new FBI headquarters amid lean budgets, according to a report from Federal Times. Bob Peck, a former public buildings commissioner at GSA, told Federal Times that GSA was unlikely to sell the building in a ...