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CBO Shows More Effective Means to Reduce the Deficit Than Targeting the Federal Workforce

By on January 8, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
CBO Shows More Effective Means to Reduce the Deficit Than Targeting the Federal Workforce

The Congressional Budget Office has published a list of 115 ways to reduce the federal deficit in the coming years. The author points out that the options which target the federal workforce generally offer smaller deficit reductions than other items on the list.

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Trump Team Seeks Agency Records On Border Barriers, Surveillance

on January 4, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
In a wide-ranging request for documents and analysis, President-elect Donald Trump's transition team asked the Department of Homeland Security last month to assess all assets available for border wall and barrier construction.

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How Inauguration Day Will Impact Washington

on January 3, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Federal employees in the Washington, DC area will soon have a holiday for Inauguration Day, but how will the large anticipated crowds impact those attending the event?

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Customs Computer Outage Causes Major Airport Delays

on January 3, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A computer outage at US airports Monday evening left thousands of inbound international travelers stuck behind customs screening stations for hours on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

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Federal Agencies Rush To Fill Job Openings Before Trump Takes Office

on January 1, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Several federal agencies are accelerating hiring in the final days of the Obama administration to ensure that as many new employees as possible are in place before President-elect Donald Trump imposes a promised hiring freeze.

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‘We the People’ Online Petitions Had Limited Legislative Impact

on December 30, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The White House launched the 'We the People' website five years ago as part of its open government initiative. How much impact did these petitions ultimately have on legislation? This report from the Pew Research Center takes an in depth look.

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Appeals Court Ruling Could Nullify Hundreds Of Decisions By SEC Judges In Colorado And 5 Other States

on December 28, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
A federal appeals court ruling could nullify hundreds of decisions made by administrative law judges in securities cases from Colorado and five other states.

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The Coming Exodus of Career Civil Servants

on December 28, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
How will Trump approach of "draining the swamp" resonate with the federal government’s 2.5 million federal employees? Will they even want to stay?

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Air Force Facing Dire Personnel Shortage

on December 23, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Earlier this year, top Air Force officials sounded the alarm about their thinning ranks -- saying they were 700 pilots and 4,000 mechanics short. Now they warn the problem is far worse.

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Intelligence Personnel Aren’t Fleeing Because of Trump Rift

on December 22, 2016 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Headhunters well-known for helping US spies find jobs in the private sector say intelligence analysts and officials, including those who specialize in cybersecurity, aren't running for the exits even though President-elect Trump has openly dismissed their findings.

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