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Listen (John Batchelor): Miller to Obama: VA HQ “steps away” from White House, get involved

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Congressman Jeff Miller wrote a hard-hitting letter to President Obama, suggesting that he should get personally involved in fixing the problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. “VA’s central office is physically located steps away from the White House front…
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Watch (NBC4): OPM shuts down security clearance site on cyber fears

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From FederalNewsRadio.com: “The Office of Personnel Management has taken the Electronic Questionnaires for Investigations Processing (e-QIP) system off line for security upgrades. The decision impacts tens of thousands of federal employees and contractors seeking new security clearances or getting their…
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OPM hacks and response: Debacle doesn’t even cover it

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From my new commentary on FederalNewsRadio.com: The blame here falls squarely on OPM. Its Inspector General Office saw this coming last November. It’s not like there was no notice; the draft version of that Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) report…
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Best way to prevent more sequestration damage: kill the sequester now

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From my latest commentary on FederalNewsRadio.com: I know a six-year deal is an extremely hard pull. I haven’t heard anyone discuss it as even a remote possibility. But it’s the deal that makes the most sense. The most common excuse…
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Make a budget deal already!

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From my latest commentary on FederalNewsRadio.com: The time is now — not the Sept. 30 budget deadline — to get the deal done that everyone sees coming. This is the right time for a deal because: Face time is better…
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IRS Commissioner: changes will prevent future problems; Memorial Day; + more

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Hello friends, This Memorial Day weekend, please take a moment to remember someone who has made the ultimate sacrifice so we can enjoy living in the greatest country in the world. I email this information in newsletter form every Wednesday….
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Three takeaways from Management of Change 2015

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From my latest commentary on FederalNewsRadio.com: As I drove back from the [Management of Change] conference Tuesday, I came back time after time to three takeaways: 1. The traditional talking-head panel is dead, or dying. I tried to find a…
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Postal Service needs some pain now to avoid desperation later

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From my latest commentary on FederalNewsRadio.com: Postal Service salvation proposals have included cutting delivery days, changing the benefits package, emphasizing services like package delivery and even some ideas that seem far out of the USPS’ business lines, such as data…
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