Category Archives: white house

Fighting to be Objective

I probably say this a lot, but it bears repeating.  I am a proud civil servant (retired) who worked in different agencies during my career.  This gives me insight into the workings of a variety of federal organizations across republican … 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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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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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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