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Mark Micheli

Editor, Excellence in Government Mark Micheli is Special Projects Editor for Government Executive Media Group. He's the editor of Excellence in Government Online and contributes to GovExec, NextGov and Defense One. Previously, he worked on national security and emergency management issues with the US Treasury Department and the Department of Homeland Security. He's a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs and studied at Drake University.
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12 of the Best White House Photos of 2012

January 3, 2013 While 2012 has come and gone, the images taken by White House photographer Pete Souza will last forever—literally. As Souza told Time in October, the Presidential Records Act prohibits him and his team from deleting any photograph. From those millions of digital files, Souza has culled his favorite photos of ...

The Five Agencies Most, and Least, Satisfied with Pay in 2012

December 17, 2012 Across the board, the annual list of Best Places to Work in the federal government showed a large drop in overall employee job satisfaction. A large contributor to that decline, the report notes, is the continued pay freeze in the federal government. The below list shows the agencies most, and ...

DARPA Miracle Foam Could Save Lives on the Battlefield

December 17, 2012 The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has developed an injectable foam that shows promise in reducing death from internal bleeding. When a life threatening injury is sustained on the battlefield, the clock starts ticking on what is known as the “Golden Hour”—the critical 60 minute window during which soldiers ...

NASA Goes Gangnam Style in Two Awesome (and Super Cheesy) Music Videos

December 17, 2012 Something must be in the water down in Houston, because NASA’s Johnson Space Center is responsible for the release of not one, but two, ridiculously awesome—and super cheesy—music videos. The first shows the Johnson Space Center’s HR team lip dubbing to The Script’s “Hall of Fame.” The other, set to ...

The Five WORST Places to Work in Government

December 14, 2012 Last week, the Partnership for Public Service released their annual list of the Best Places to Work in the federal government. The index, which measures the performance of agencies as related to employee satisfaction and commitment, showed the largest drop in employee satisfaction since the measurements began in 2003. “The ...

The Five BEST Places to Work in Government

December 14, 2012 Based on the Employee Viewpoint Survey and looking at factors including effective leadership, pay, work-life balance and teamwork, the Partnership for Public Service released the results of its annual “Best Places to Work” index. The results were broken down by three major categories: Large Agencies (those with 15,000+ employees) Mid-Size ...

The Ultimate Stimulus: Death Star Petition Requires White House Response

December 13, 2012 A petition asking the Obama administration to secure funding for construction of a Death Star—the planet-destroying super space weapon that was blown up not once, but twice, during the original Star Wars trilogy (that’ll teach you to cover your exhaust ports…)—has secured enough signatures to require a response from the ...

A Year in Search: Google’s 2012 Year in Review

December 12, 2012 Today Google published their annual review of 2012, highlighting the most searched moments of the past year. It’s a beautiful video, encapsulating the mesmerizing achievements, devastating losses and unique quirks that defined humanity this year. Many of the most searched moments of the last year revolve around the people and ...

Photo: 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree

December 10, 2012 From the Architect of the Capitol: The 2012 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree was lit by Speaker of the House John Boehner during a ceremony on Tuesday, December 4, on the Capitol’s West Front lawn beginning at 5 p.m. Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP, served as ...

Stop Using These 10 Buzzwords on Your Resume

December 10, 2012 You know what’s not “creative,” “effective,” or “innovative”? Using the words “creative,” “effective,” and “innovative” on your resume... By analyzing the resumes of its 187 million members, LinkedIn has once again compiled a list of the most overused professional buzzwords. Just like 2011, this year’s most overused buzzword was “creative,” ...