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Rebecca Carroll

Editor and Producer Before joining Government Executive’s editing team, Rebecca Carroll wrote and edited for The Associated Press in Washington, New York and Bangkok, and for National Geographic News. She also was a Peace Corps volunteer in China, where she returned to study at the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, with a double major in English and Philosophy.
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Order aims to protect troops from predatory school recruiters

April 27, 2012 An executive order signed by President Obama on Friday seeks to protect troops and veterans from “aggressive and deceptive” academic recruiters. The order cites examples of institutions targeting veterans with serious brain injuries and emotional vulnerabilities without providing academic support and counseling. Vets have been encouraged to take out costly ...

Government settles century-old tribal claims for $1 billion

April 12, 2012 The federal government has agreed to pay more than $1 billion to settle lawsuits filed by 41 tribes alleging mismanagement of money and natural resources held in trust, the Interior and Justice departments announced Thursday. The agreement resolves century-old disputes and ends years of protracted litigation. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar ...

Around Government

February 1, 2012 Women in the war zone test the Pentagon’s combat policy. By Caitlin Fairchild A hot-button issue at the 2011 Veterans Forum hosted by California State University, Los Angeles was the role of women in war zones. Long excluded from combat units, female service members are increasingly on the front lines. ...

Federal salaries see worst growth in a decade, analysis finds

December 27, 2011 Federal salaries rose an average of 1.3 percent in fiscal 2011 compared to 1.2 percent average pay growth for private sector workers, according to USA Today analysis. The sluggish salaries, held down by a pay freeze and tight budgets, did not exceed inflation, the paper noted. The average federal worker ...

Teleworking Through Irene

August 26, 2011 Hurricane Irene could be the first major test of new federal telework policies that were required to be in place by June, according to the latest Wired Workplace post from Nextgov's Brittany Ballenstedt. "Some agencies, most notably the Patent and Trademark Office, have their acts together when it comes to ...

As NASA prepares to retire its final shuttle, agency leaders face an uncertain future

June 1, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow For NASA, reaching for the stars is imperative, even when government money is hard to come by, political debate is fierce and sharp policy changes are frequent. And despite Washington's fits and starts, the agency has to plan years into the future--that's the nature of scientific research. Fifty years after ...

77,000 feds earn more than their governors, report finds

June 1, 2011 More than 77,000 federal workers earned more than the governors of their states in 2009, according to a new report. The research found 18,351 federal medical officers earned more than their governors -- the most common occupation to out-earn states' top government executives. More than 5,000 air traffic controllers, 4,346 ...

One Giant Leap

June 1, 2011 NASA must look beyond the earthly demands of deficit cutting and politics to chart its course. For NASA, reaching for the stars is imperative, even when government money is hard to come by, political debate is fierce and sharp policy changes are frequent. And despite Washington's fits and starts, the ...