Posts Tagged: WaPo

Daily Dose: Should Airport Screening Continue to be Privatized?

Orlando Sanford International Airport has received preliminary approval to use private security screeners to screen passengers and personal property. It may now be one of the airports operating under the Screening Partnership Program, of which there are currently 16. TSA Tentatively Okay’s Private Screeners in Orlando Many Republicans are in support of the privatization ofRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: OPM Chief tours colleges encouraging graduates to consider a career in public service

It’s a daunting task getting into the federal workforce. Luckily the Office of Personnel Management Pathways Program can help recent graduates get there. OPM Chief John Berry spoke at the University of Maryland, College Park’s graduation ceremony this past Sunday about his career in the federal workforce, hoping to inspire some graduating seniors to lookRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: Travel and Meeting Controls Placed on Government Agencies

Government travel and conferences will likely take a slowdown as new controls have been placed to curb spending in the wake of the GSA conference scandal. Jeffrey D. Zients, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget sent out a memo to government officials and wrote up a blog post outlining these new controlsRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: CIA Refused to Waterboard Senator

Whether or not waterboarding is torture is apparently up for debate. What isn’t up for debate, however, is whether or not the CIA feared waterboarding would give Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) a heart attack. In a new book released by former CIA official Jose Rodriguez, he disclosed that the senator requested to be waterboarded, claimingRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: Defense Department releases bi-yearly report on progress in Afghanistan

The Defense Department Friday released its bi-yearly report entitled “Report on Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan,” which provides insight as to how well Afghan national security efforts are going. The report offers also covers progress in rule of law, economics, and road conditions. It states that the situation is improving in Afghanistan, thoughRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: Texts from Hillary photographer speaks up

With the creation of the ‘Texts from Hillary‘ photoblog on tumblr, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received a massive public relations boost this past week. The images show a hip Clinton texting celebrities and politicians, from Jay-Z and Mark Zuckerberg to Romney and Obama. However, the source of Clintons image, Diane Walker -working for TIMERead… Read more »

Daily Dose: Some Smell Hypocrisy In The FBI’s Upper Ranks

The decision by President Obama to request that FBI Director Robert Mueller be retained beyond the end of his 10-year term has stoked new complaints by some agents about a policy Mueller put in place shortly after 9/11. Jerry Markon of the Washington Post writes: The FBI’s policy, which is unusual among law enforcement agencies,Read… Read more »

Daily Dose: Outcomes vs. Intentions

Between a GOP debate, a Stanley Cup final (and ensuing riots in Vancouver) and a Senator resigning in disgrace, one disturbing story has gone relatively overlooked. The Washington Post’s Walter Pincus is reporting that at least 85 American clinics in Iraq are suffering from X-ray radiation leaks… and have been for the past four years.Read… Read more »