Posts Tagged: Washington Post

What Would We Do Without Interns?

I don’t know about you, but GovLoop really appreciates our interns. We try to give them meaningful (vs. menial) projects that enable them to learn something, expand their networks and advance their careers while they’re with us. We even call them Fellows vs. interns as it seems more distinguished…like the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program.Read… Read more »

Daily Dose: Video Game Helps Soldiers Deal With Life After War

We don’t send soldiers off to war without proper training and now the Pentagon is looking at ways to prep them for coming home. For years there have been video games showing soldiers how to take down a terrorist, but now there’s an interactive game to help soldiers deal with post traumatic stress. The gameRead… Read more »

How would you reorganize the federal government?

President Obama said Tuesday night that he wants to dramatically overhaul the federal government by merging some agencies and departments together. “We live and do business in the Information Age, but the last major reorganization of the government happened in the age of black-and-white TV,” Obama said during his State of the Union address. HeRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: Smithsonian’s Super Secret Car Stash

Forget Fort Knox. The Smithsonian Institute is arguably America’s greatest treasure trove as it captures and preserves our national story via historical objects and information. As Ed O’Keefe reported last week in the Federal Eye, sometimes the elements of that story surprise you: Smithsonian’s hidden car cache (Video) The video in that links take youRead… Read more »

Will Civil Servants Survive the Fiscal Freeze? LIVE CHAT, Wednesday 1/26 at 11a ET

Update 1/27: LIVE CHAT Archive found here: Check it out, GovLoopers! We’re teaming up with the Washington Post to host a live chat next Wednesday morning right here on GovLoop. Next Wednesday at 11a — the morning after the President’s State of the Union address — we’ll be using CoverIt Live to support aRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: Obama Says ‘Rip Down That Red Tape!”

President Obama’s seeing red…tape, that is. And he’s asked every Federal agency to consider cutting it out. Lori Montgomery of the Washington Post reported today in this article: Obama orders all fed agencies to review regulations A few more details are found below: President Obama on Tuesday ordered every federal agency to conduct a systematicRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: Have You Ever Felt Threatened as a Government Employee?

Like you, I am deeply disturbed by the Rep. Giffords shooting in Arizona. While the shooter clearly suffers from mental instability, the level of animosity in America towards public servants – from executive, legislative and judicial branches to Federal, state and local government – appears to be at an unprecedented high. But is the actualRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: Has a ‘WikiLeaks Wave’ Crashed into Your Agency?

It looks like the WikiLeaks fiasco has generated something akin to a security tsunami, crashing into agencies and forcing them to take a closer look at their information protection protocols. Ed O’Keefe at the Washington Post shares some perspective in this post: WikiLeaks prompts government to order detailed security reviews Ed explains: The WikiLeaks sagaRead… Read more »