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"Don't Ask" Timetable is moving

Gay rights activists and Obama Administration officials have begun discussing a plan to speed up the repeal of Don't ask, Don't Tell, while giving the Pentagon years to implement new policies. Implementation of policy for gays serving openly would still require the approval of President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen. How long implementation might take is unknown.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Mike Mullen , Robert Gates , J.J. Green

Monday - 05/24/2010, 06:40pm EDT

Obama drafts spending cut bill

If President Obama has his way, Congress will give him and his successors the authority to offer his own package of specific cuts to spending bills.

Tags: management , Congress , Peter Orzag , OMB , Max Cacas

Monday - 05/24/2010, 04:29pm EDT
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Taliban planning attacks in Washington

U.S. law enforcement officials would not comment on the investigation or intelligence suggesting that as many as a half dozen plots may have been in the works.

Tags: Faisal Shahzad , Taliban , Times Square bombing , counterterrorism , New York City , Department of Justice , Osama bin Laden , al-Qaida , Baitullah Meshud , Pakistan , J.J. Green

Tuesday - 05/18/2010, 08:50pm EDT

U.S. Afghan Pullout Confirmed

President Barack Obama said Wednesday he was confident that U.S. troops could start to return home as planned from Afghanistan in July 2011 but he predicted a tough fight in the coming months. "There is going to be some tough fighting," Obama said at a joint news conference with Afghan president Hamid Karzai,

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Afghanistan , Hamid Karzai , J.J. Green

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 04:19pm EDT

OMB's Sunstein links records and open government

The Obama Administration believes that one of the major planks of an open and transparent government is the ready access to public information by citizens. One of the top federal officials involved in managing the federal government's rules and regulations says those who maintain the government's paper and electronic records are the "backbone of a transparent and open government."

Tags: management , technology , best practices , NARA , Records Administration Conference , Cass Sunstein , OIRA , OMB , VA , EPA , Max Cacas

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 07:04am EDT
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Sorority holds ceremony for Dorothy Height

The Delta Sigma Theta sorority held a ceremony in her honor Wednesday at Howard University. Height served as the president of Delta Sigma Theta from 1947 to 1957.

Tags: Dorothy Height , Howard University , Martin Luther King, Jr. , National Cathedral

Wednesday - 04/28/2010, 09:28pm EDT

Obama calls for more small business contracting

The President also establishes a new task force on veterans small business development. New executive order on small business requires a new Web site to list agency small business contracting data. The order also creates a new interagency taskforce to make recommendations on improving federal progress in meeting governmentwide goals.

Tags: contracting , OMB , SBA , Commerce , Small business contracting , Interagency task force on small business contracti , Small business Web site , Veterans-owned businesses , executive order

Tuesday - 04/27/2010, 06:11am EDT

Camping gear points the way to energy savings

Green technologies put green in the economy as well

Tags: newsstand , technology , recovery , Barlow Herget , Cree Incorporated , Celgard , Joe Biden ,

Tuesday - 04/20/2010, 06:25am EDT

Summit shuts down portions of major roads

See a map of the affected downtown area and find out what streets are affected.

Tags: Nuclear Security Summit , Metro , Greater Washington Board of Trade , D.C. Department of Transportation

Monday - 04/05/2010, 04:28pm EDT

Sen. Mikulski reacts to Justice Stevens' retirement

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) says a nomination battle over a replacement for retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens could take up a lot of the Senate's time this summer.

Tags: Maryland , Barbara Mikulski , Supreme Court , John Paul Stevens , politics program , Mark Plotkin , Michelle Basch , mortgage reform

Friday - 04/09/2010, 03:26pm EDT
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