Category Archives: federal government shutdown

Emotional Moment

This is the first time I have ever heard of federal employees, including senior leadership defying the edicts of the incoming administration. Highly unusual. People in this country should be paying serious attention to this. Continue reading

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Budget Negotiations Continue

Now what is this FAST Act? Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act or “FAST Act”
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Not Another Happy New Year Message!

I know you may be tired of getting these “Happy New Year” messages.  I’m not though.  I happen to like going into another year.  Its another chance to get things right. After all the federal government is funded through the … Continue reading

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Good News and Other Stuff

Just in case you haven’t heard, President Obama signed into law H.R. 22, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.  You remember that I have a soft spot for transportation infrastructure research and investment particularly for maritime transport.  So when I … Continue reading

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We Can’t Get to Solve the Real Problems

Because we are back to a countdown to another potential federal government shutdown, we can’t get to the real problems in federal government agencies and the federal workforce.  We all know that these real problems need to be addressed.  They can’t … Continue reading

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Another One? Enough is enough.

Ten days and counting away from another potential federal government shutdown.  Joe Davidson, Federal Diary of the Washington Post has an article summarizing a thought-provoking report by the Partnership for Pubic Service entitled “Government Disservice.” Here’s the link to download … Continue reading

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What Can I Do? What Can You Do?

I visited my former agency and all seemed quiet.  I wondered what happened to the high energy.  What happened to the laughter and hum of conversations?  Is there anything I can do to help?  I actually wanted to start dancing … Continue reading

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