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Federal Eye: November 9, 2008 - November 15, 2008

Predict Your Boss!

Now that we know the people that will handle the transition reviews at Treasury, State and Defense, here's your chance to predict who will eventually lead those departments. Use the Predictify boxes below to guess who will head up Treasury...

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 14, 2008; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Revolving Door  
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Nuts and Bolts: Obama's Flight to D.C.

President-Elect Barack Obama flew from Chicago to Washington, D.C. on Monday aboard an American Airlines jet. (Stan Honda -- AFP/Getty Images) A new presidential administration invokes plenty of great traditions and events, including the activity surrounding a transition and...

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 14, 2008; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Nuts and Bolts  
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The Eye Opener: Nov. 14, 2008

Good morning! Continuing our review of Eye-themed pop culture in recognition of the launch of Federal Eye, today's musical entertainment stars Sheena Easton singing the 1981 classic, "For Your Eyes Only." Enjoy it and submit your Eye-themed humor and...

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 14, 2008; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Eye Opener  
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The Plum Book: How Do I Apply for a Job?

Following yesterday's rolling coverage of the Plum Book, a few (newly!) loyal readers have asked how one goes about applying for a job listed in the Plum Book. The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, responsible for the book's...

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 13, 2008; 4:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Revolving Door  
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Adapting YouTube, Facebook and MySpace to Governing

UPDATE 11/14/08 6:43 a.m. ET: The Post's Jose Antonio Vargas scoops that, as many have expected for awhile, President Obama will continue to record the traditional Saturday Morning Radio Address, then post video of the address on YouTube. In...

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 13, 2008; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  What Would You Do?  
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The Eye Opener: Nov. 13, 2008

Good morning! In celebration of The Federal Eye's launch, a good friend and (newly?!) loyal reader passed along a clip of the Hall & Oates classic, "Private Eyes." Yes -- Eye-themed humor will be one of the blog's recurring...

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 13, 2008; 7:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Review Teams for Treasury, State, Defense Announced

We told you yesterday that the Obama-Biden transition team would announce the names of those leading the agency reviews, and they've just released the names of those leading such efforts at the departments of treasury, state and defense. What do...

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 12, 2008; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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The Plum Book: More Cool Jobs

When one of The Eye's editors first heard about the "Plum Book," he thought we were referring to a tasty cocktail. After a little more than three hours of scanning the book, The Eye could use one! Another colleague says...

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 12, 2008; 2:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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The Plum Book: Cool Jobs

After picking up his copy of the Plum Book just after 10 a.m., The Eye has decamped to an undisclosed location near the Government Printing Office to begin scouring for interesting tidbits. With more than 7,210 jobs listed, it's quite...

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 12, 2008; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Washington’s Latest Must-Read: 'The Plum Book' Hits Bookshelves

Who says nobody’s hiring?! Today marks the release of the Plum Book, a compilation of all of the political jobs in the Bush Administration, including who currently holds the position and salary information. It’s a must-read for any federal government...

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 12, 2008; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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The Eye Opener: Nov. 12, 2008

The Eye is a morning person who loves to know as much as possible before the day gets started, so every morning The Federal Eye "Eye Opener" will feature links to relevant news articles, video clips and other features about...

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 12, 2008; 8:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Agency Reviews Start Monday

Federal employees: Take note! Get a haircut and wear your best suit to work on Monday, because that's when Obama transition team members may show up in your office to start reviewing “over 100 departments, agencies and commissions of the...

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 11, 2008; 4:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
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About Ed O'Keefe and The Federal Eye

Welcome to Federal Eye, The Washington Post's blog covering news from across the federal government. There are roughly 2 million federal workers nationwide with more than 284,000 of them working in the Washington, D.C. area. This blog goes behind the...

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 11, 2008; 3:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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