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Kedar Pavgi

Kedar Pavgi is an M.A. candidate at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. He was previously a Digital Editor at Defense One, and has worked at Government Executive, and Foreign Policy magazine. He 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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Air Force: Fantasy Football Could Help Boost Spirits in Uncertain Times

March 22, 2013 Air Force representatives on Friday stressed that a proposed fantasy football program would not be funded through taxpayer money and is under consideration to help boost morale in the service. Money for the program would come from “revenue-generating morale facilities,” not congressional appropriations, Air Force spokeswoman Lt. Col. Laurel Tingley...

Pentagon Delaying Furlough Notices for Two Weeks

March 21, 2013 The Defense Department announced on Thursday it would delay notices on civilian furloughs for two weeks to assess the budget impact of legislation approved by Congress to keep government open this year. Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said in a statement Defense would be “delaying the issuance” of the notices...

Air Force Wants Help Running Fantasy Football League

March 21, 2013 This story has been updated with Thursday afternoon developments. The Air Force is looking into building a fantasy football league for personnel, even as deep budget cuts have thousands of its civilians bracing for furlough letters. In a solicitation document posted Tuesday on FedBizOpps, the Air Force Personal Center Services...

Measure Protecting Military Tuition Assistance Passes Senate

March 20, 2013 The Senate on Wednesday approved a measure to protect the military’s tuition assistance program from across-the-board budget cuts. The amendment, sponsored by Sens. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., and Kay Hagan, D-N.C., was attached to a Senate bill to fund government through fiscal 2013. Prospects for the measure appeared dim on Monday...

Bill Granting GAO More Power Passes House Panel

March 20, 2013 A bill to strengthen the Government Accountability Office’s powers passed the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Wednesday by a voice vote. The Government Accountability Office Improvement Act (H.R. 1162), would beef up the comptroller general’s investigative and audit authorities. Some of the enhanced powers include a broader ability...

Pentagon to Begin Sending Furlough Notices on Friday

March 19, 2013 The Defense Department plans to send out civilian furlough notices on March 22, a Pentagon spokeswoman told Government Executive on Tuesday. Civilians will have the opportunity to appeal their furloughs from March 28 through April 1, according to Federal News Radio. Decision letters will be sent from March 29 through...

Nearly 250 Employees Opt to Leave Lockheed’s IT Unit

March 19, 2013 Nearly 250 employees at Lockheed Martin Corp.’s Information Systems and Global Solutions business unit were approved for the company’s voluntary layoff program, Federal Times reported. A company spokeswoman told Federal Times that 260 mid-level managers applied to the program, and 243 were accepted. She said that the company was not...

Senators Seek to Protect Military Tuition Assistance Program

March 18, 2013 Two senators have joined forces to fight the Defense Department’s plan to cut the military’s tuition assistance program as part of sequestration. Sens. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., and Kay Hagan, D-N.C., introduced an amendment on March 13 to the Senate’s proposed continuing resolution that would force the Pentagon to fund tuition...

Let Government Scientists Tweet More, Report Says

March 15, 2013 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Many federal agencies are still failing to give government scientists adequate freedom to communicate their research and findings with the public, according to a new report by a scientific advocacy group. A report released Friday by The Center for Science and Democracy gave many federal agencies mixed grades for their...

Military Services Start to Outline Furlough Exemptions

March 14, 2013 Army civilians working in fire, safety and health positions will be exempt from upcoming furloughs, along with political appointees, a spokesman told Government Executive on Thursday. Army spokesman George Wright Jr. told Government Executive that details of mandatory unpaid leave under sequestration had yet to be announced, but that service...

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