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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‘Bronco Bamma’ and Mitt Romney Make Little Girl Cry, NPR Apologizes

November 1, 2012 Those jerks. Now look what they’ve done… While driving to the grocery store with her mother, a little girl from Colorado broke down in tears after hearing yet another story about the 2012 election. After an NPR story came on the radio, 4-year-old Abigael Evans tearfully told her mother that...

Gov. Christie Postpones Halloween in Wake of Hurricane Sandy

October 31, 2012 When it comes to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, there's one question you should stop asking: "Can he do that?" Doesn't matter, he did. Christie made good on a tweet sent Monday promising to cancel Halloween if conditions remained unsafe for trick-or-treaters following Hurricane Sandy. Citing concerns for public safety,...

Sandy Cancels Stewart, Colbert, Kimmel and C.K.; Fallon, Letterman Perform to Empty Studios

October 30, 2012 Hurricane Sandy’s impact on New York City has been particularly brutal. For the first time since September 11, the New York Stock Exchange is shuttered and tunnels in and out of the city have been closed. And now, as wide swaths of the city sit in darkness and without access...

The Most Interesting Hurricane Sandy Images, Gifs and Memes

October 30, 2012 Hurricane Sandy has arrived. The fact I’m writing this and my power isn’t out is a small, and I’m sure temporary, miracle. Below are some of the most interesting images and animated .gifs from the super storm so far: What you were hopefully doing Monday… Some perspective (and a reminder...

Photo: In Hurricane Sandy, Soldier Guards Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

October 29, 2012 According to a Facebook page for the 3rd Infantry Regiment, soldiers continue to stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier despite the heavy rains and harsh winds of Hurricane Sandy: The Sentinels at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier maintain their vigil even as Hurricane Sandy bears down...

'Repent!': D.C. Merchants, Tourists and Homeless Brace for Hurricane Sandy

October 29, 2012 With just hours to go until Hurricane Sandy makes landfall, residents were running around Washington D.C. stocking up on last minute supplies. At a Safeway near the corner of New York Ave. and L St. NW bottled water was in short supply and the ice freezer was completely empty. Next...

Top Free Smartphone Apps for Surviving Hurricane Sandy

October 29, 2012 It’s official: Hurricane Sandy is no joke. The federal government has closed, the DC metro system is down and this beast of a storm is 700 miles wide and expected to blast the East Coast with sustained winds of 70 mph. Of all the tools in your survival toolkit—don’t overlook...

Week in Review: Debates, Bayonets, and Hurricane Sandy

October 26, 2012 Every Friday, we like to take a look back at the week that was. Take a deep breath, reflect on the things we cared about (however briefly) and prep for the week to come. What were the most popular stories on Excellence in Government this week? We got hung up...

[Interactive Map] Track Hurricane Sandy in Real Time

October 26, 2012 Latest Hurricane Sandy News: How to Prepare for Hurricane Sandy Feds Ready East Coast for Sandy How Government Uses Social Media to Respond to Disasters The "Frakenstorm" Cometh Story updated Oct. 27 at 11:15 p.m. EST. As the East Coast braces for Hurricane Sandy, reports are already coming in that...

Hurricane Sandy Threatens East Coast—How to Prepare

October 25, 2012 Before I wrote the Promising Practices blog here at Government Executive, I worked with the federal government on emergency preparedness issues. So when FEMA sends guidance on how you can prepare for a potentially hazardous situation, I tend to listen—and feel obligated to pass that advice along. Forecasts from the...

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