Two things of opposite natures seem to depend On one another, as a man depends On a woman, day on night, the imagined On the real. This is the origin of change. Winter and spring, cold copulars, embrace And forth the particulars of rapture come. Wallace Stevens
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Leaving aside the particular ax my homies have to grind with the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, this recent post on Dead Men Working offers some interesting news for those following security clearance issues. Take a look.
The Eye has heard from some of the federal workers that have donated money to the Obama-Biden Transition Project, following a report earlier this week about their contributions. The donations of roughly three dozen federal employees, mostly rank-and-file types, account for 2 percent of the project’s total take so far. “The Obama-Biden campaign had been… Read more »
As Bush administration appointees at Housing and Urban Development get ready to pack up and leave, some career staffers also will be moving today, albeit temporarily, as their walled offices are gutted and replaced by cubicles. The “cubicle issue” irks employees in HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), a collection of economists and… Read more »
Congratulations. Here are ten suggestions from a former Deputy: 1. Be your agency’s Chief Operating Officer. No one else has the scope of authority to do this job. 2. Listen. Within the first 15 days interview 10 to 20 people who know the agency well. Ask them: What are the best things about the agency?… Read more »
By necessity most business activities at the process level have been remote and opaque from both the customers, and all too often, from those involved too. I use the phrase necessity to cover two very different aspects; commercial advantage, the benefit obtained from having and applying unique knowledge; as distinct from the operational limitations imposed… Read more »
When the American auto industry became the next in line for a big government bailout, there were those who immediately tried to blame the unions. The topic of unions seems to come up in my world rather often, so I thought I’d make it this week’s subject. Are unions bad or good? Being a socialist… Read more »
I’m trying to keep my total Twitter list under 200 to keep up, but there are so many fascinating people. Here are just a few, whittled down for a Top 10 list after tipped by GovLoopers @ariherzog and @krazykriz (I kinda skipped the niche theme, except in the sense that I am my own niche):… Read more »
The Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in conjunction with the Adobe Foundation, today launched an online video contest to amplify U.S. public diplomacy using web-based outreach campaigns and social media platforms. The interactive Video Contest “My Culture + Your Culture=? Share your Story,” is expected to draw thousands of people worldwide… Read more »