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Intelligence community larger then necessary?

The Washington Post has a new series two years in the making about the government's intelligence community post-September 11.

Tags: DorobekInsider , contacting , Top Secret America , William Arkin

Tuesday - 07/20/2010, 05:17pm EDT

Obama to end Federal Career Intern Program

The Post reports that a draft executive order will kill the 10-year-old FCIP in March.

Tags: Federal Career Intern Program , Barack Obama , VA , hiring , excepted service , OPM , Presidential Managment Fellows Program , Jolie Lee ,

Monday - 12/27/2010, 09:51am EST

Polls find public negativity toward feds

A Washington Post poll and Rasmussen Reports survey both find public negativity toward federal employees and the government.

Tags: Rasmussen Reports , federal pay , overpaid , poll , survey , public perception , pay debate

Monday - 10/18/2010, 12:18pm EDT

Brown releases copies of alleged payments

Sulaimon Brown has released copies of the money orders he alleges he received from a member of Mayor Gray's campaign staff to attack then-Mayor Adrian Fenty during last year's elections.

Tags: Sulaimon Brown , Vince Gray , Adrian Fenty , hiring practices

Sunday - 06/05/2011, 03:39pm EDT

Watson computer beats humans on Jeopardy

Watson, IBM's supercomputer, beat its human competitors on the game show.

Tags: Jeopardy , Watson , IBM , Dave McQueeney , Technology , Dorobek Insider , Must Reads

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 02:19pm EST

House GOP targets more programs for deeper budget cuts

Republican leaders in the House are calling for even deeper budgets cuts by putting forward a plan that cuts about $60 billion to hundreds of federal programs for the seven months remaining in the current fiscal year.

Tags: Congress , budget , Hal Rogers , Republicans , Barack Obama , government shutdown , spending cuts , deficit , Associated Press , House Appropriations Committee , Jolie Lee

Friday - 02/11/2011, 12:49pm EST

After Tucson, Obama calls for civil political discourse

In the aftermath of the shootings, the president strikes a note of civility.

Tags: Tucson shooting , Barack Obama , political discourse , Sarah Palin , mentally ill , Jared Lee Loughner , Must Reads , National Journal , Politico , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 12:27pm EST

Politics, precaution after Tucson shooting

Politico and The Washington Post report how the shooting is becoming the center of political debates.

Tags: Politico , Gabrielle Giffords , Newt Gingrich , Tucson , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 01/11/2011, 01:49pm EST

State database flaws possibly linked to WikiLeaksd

The Washington Post reports on the vast amount of data contained in Net-Centric, whether it belonged there or not.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Technology , WikiLeaks , State , Net-Centric , database , security , transparency , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 01/03/2011, 04:16pm EST

Do your children's textbooks make the grade?

Students are expected to provide correct answers to questions on their state-mandated exams. So what happens when their textbooks are teaching them the wrong answers?

Tags: textbooks , Virginia Department of Education , Five Ponds Press , American History Association , Joy Masoff , Jim Grossman , James Loewen

Wednesday - 12/29/2010, 07:52pm EST
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