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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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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 ...

Bloomberg Talks Leadership, Says Approval Ratings Mean Squat

October 25, 2012 James Bennet recently visited New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as part of The Atlantic’s profile of leaders who are taking risks for big ideas. The billionaire mayor had unique insights on leadership and why listening to polls is not only antithetical to leadership—but unethical as well. The wide-ranging interview ...

'Bayonets and Horses:' Obama and Romney's Sharpest Debate Retorts

October 23, 2012 See Tom Shoop's Live Blog for more from the third and final presidential debate. Monday night's debate was much more cordial than we've come to expect--both candidates appeared calm and rarely interrupted each other. It even seemed Mitt Romney was in agreement with President Obama on many foreign policy issues--occasionally ...

Obama in Debate: Sequestration 'will not happen'

October 22, 2012 During Monday night's debate, President Obama stated that sequestration "will not happen." Obama made the statement in response to attacks from Mitt Romney criticizing Obama for allowing the proposed $1 trillion in cuts to potentially reduce the size of the military to a historic low. Read the exchange below: Romney: ...

5 Leadership Lessons Learned From the 2012 Debates

October 22, 2012 A continuation of where we left off with Leadership Don'ts from Presidential Debates. Tonight, the curtain falls on weeks of high-stakes political theater. This evening’s third and final debate will center on foreign policy, an issue that has received scant attention during an election cycle centered on the economy. Depending ...