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Something Concrete

For this election season, I’ve been watching and waiting for either party’s documented views on the federal government, agencies and employees.  We have the first concrete view.  The Republic Party has released its 2016 Platform. According to Government Executive, “The Republican … 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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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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After 3 years of retirement, what I have learned

When I retired, I expected to be able to be much more honest and transparent about the issues related to civil service and working in the federal government. What has happened over the last three years?  I have learned that … Continue reading

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DHS gets funded. What’s next?

The Department of Homeland Security has its budget now.  What was the purpose of all this political activity?  Nothing came of it. Ultimately our Congressional leadership agreed that we must fund the DHS no matter what. I am very happy … Continue reading

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