Tag 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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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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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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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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What’s in DHS, really?

I don’t see a lot of front page news about the potential shutdown of The Department of Homeland Security.  I don’t see a lot of commentary on the TV news I watch daily.  I am concerned about this.  I was … 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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