Category Archives: National Security

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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Attrition is nothing new

Really! Again? House Makes It Easier to Cut Federal Employees’ Pay, Slash Workforce Every administration has goals and promises to meet for its constituents.  Each one seems to have a focus on reducing the federal workforce and cutting their pay … 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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In the news again?

The dust has barely settled on the showdown regarding funding the Department of Homeland Security when the U.S. Secret Service returns to the front pages of our local and national newspapers and journals and on just about every news channel you can … Continue reading

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One more week

One More Week You have probably heard by now that Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been funded for one more week.  Congress agreed and the President signed this agreement minutes before midnight, February 27, 2015. I don’t know the difference … Continue reading

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Simple Things to Agree On, Maybe Not

There are some basic things that most of us can agree on.  Such things as safe bridges and roads to travel every day on.  Safe airport navigation systems nationwide.  Safe imports that we use, eat, drink and play on or … Continue reading

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Can We Agree that We Need Good Government?

One of our founding fathers, the fourth U.S. President, James Madison, wrote: “If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a … Continue reading

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