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Daily Dose: Justice Dept. Website Goes Down with Megaupload

After Megaupload was shut down this Thursday by Federal Authorities, anonymous hackers in turn attacked the Justice Department’s website. This is the second time in the past six months that a government website has been under significant attack. Initially officials claimed they were unaware of the attack, but by Thursday night it became clear thatRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: Why Was Body Image Discussed at Monday’s Top American Leaders Forum?

The Washington Post featured an interview with Sheila Bair, former FDIC chairwoman, who was honored yesterday at the Top American Leaders forum. Amongst other topics, Bair was asked to comment how women in high political positions cope with comments regarding their physical appearance. “I’ve seen kind and not-so-kind comments about my physical appearance and commentaryRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: USPS set to announce closures today

Today is the day the USPS is expected to announce cuts across its entire scope of operations, according to a story over at the Washington Post. Postal officials are slated to introduce formal plans that would shut down 250 of the Postal Service’s 460 mail processing facilities. In addition to closing the processing facilities, USPSRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: Goodbye Filing Cabinets, Hello Digital Archives

The Washington Post reported this week that President Obama issued an order to agencies, asking them to utilize digital record keeping systems. As of right now, much of the filing that is being done “is based on an outdated approach involving paper and filing cabinets,” but Obama wants to “move the process into the digitalRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: Peace Corps Now More Protected Against Sexual Assault

An article in the Washington Post reported yesterday that Obama signed the Kate Puzey Volunteer Protection Act of 2011, which protects Peace Corps volunteers who report wrongdoings, requires volunteers to go through a more rigorous training on sexual assault, and improves advocacy for sexual assault victims. This legislation resulted from a public campaign in memoryRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: Extending Federal benefits to partners of same-sex employees

According to an article over at The Washington Post, a bill that seeks to extend benefits to the same-sex partners of Federal employees was reintroduced last week. The Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act was reintroduced by Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine). If passed, the act would make same-sex partners ofRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: OPM Under Scrutiny for USAJOBS at House Hearing

Today the House is examining whether OPM is “properly equipped to handle an increasing number of federal job applications and the timely payment of retirement benefits.” This is the result of several issues surrounding the USAJOBS website; Rep. Dennis Ross (R-Fla.) points out that “taxpayers are now paying for a system that doesn’t work, costsRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: The USPS asks for its stuff back

Ever taken a pen from the post office? Well, how about tape guns, letter trays or large pallets? According to the Fed page over at The Washington Post, the United States Postal Service is asking customers to return any stolen USPS property in an effort to minimize losses for the fiscal year. The program providesRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: Federal Buildings May Become Smoke-Free Facilities

This past Friday, Rep. Susan Davis (D-Calif.) introduced a bill that would ban smoking within 25 feet of all federal buildings across the country. Efforts to push for smoke-free buildings began in 1997, and continued making incremental progress throughout the Clinton and Bush administrations. “Exposure to secondhand smoke is a serious health issue that drivesRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: Government’s green plans revealed today

According to this story over at the Washington Post, today many federal agencies are expected to release progress reports for what they’re doing to reduce the government’s carbon footprint. The more eco-friendly efforts are part of an initiative put forth by Barack Obama back in 2009. In total, the government is hoping to reduce itsRead… Read more »