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Federal Eye: December 27, 2009 - January 2, 2010

TSA displays full-body scanning machines

The Transportation Security Administration displayed two body-imaging machines on Wednesday at Reagan National Airport in Washington. The two machines produce 3-D or double-sided scans of passengers.

By Ed O'Keefe  | December 31, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Video Report  
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Key nominees await Senate confirmation

The Senate might have confirmed more than three dozen Obama administration nominees on Christmas Eve, but another five dozen still await an up or down vote.

By Ed O'Keefe  | December 31, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Congress, From The Pages of The Post, Revolving Door  
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'Liberal Leave' for Federal Government on Thursday

Washington-area federal offices will operate with an unscheduled leave or "liberal leave" status on Thursday -- a day likely already abbreviated or scheduled as a vacation day for some federal workers.

By Ed O'Keefe  | December 31, 2009; 5:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Workplace Issues  
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A video Q&A with NASA astronauts

Commander Jeff Williams and flight engineers Soichi Noguchi and T.J. Creamer joined The Washington Post's Rocci Fisch on Wednesday for a special video interview from the International Space Station. Watch above as the astronauts answer Post reader questions about...

By Ed O'Keefe  | December 30, 2009; 5:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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New stamps honor Mother Teresa, Katharine Hepburn, Roy Rogers

The Postal Service will honor a Nobel Prize winner, several movie actors, the Vancouver Winter Olympics and Michigan's Mackinac Bridge with postage stamps in 2010.

By Ed O'Keefe  | December 30, 2009; 11:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments  
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Award winner recounts Obama meeting

"I felt like a character out of the Mrs. Pollifax books." How's that for a description of someone's meeting with President Obama? Nancy Fichtner, who braved a blizzard to travel to Washington and meet with the president, blogs about...

By Ed O'Keefe  | December 30, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Administration  
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Txting y-ile driving now banned for feds

An executive order signed by President Obama in October takes effect Wednesday, meaning that more than 3 million federal workers are prohibited from texting while driving government vehicles, using government-issued phones and PDAs or driving their own vehicles while on official business.

By Ed O'Keefe  | December 30, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Workplace Issues  
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Information on federal agency buyouts

As The Eye reports in Wednesday's Post, "Uncle Sam may be hiring, but he's also trimming staff in some corners of the government, as agencies suffer through a budget squeeze or shift their focus." Read the full report and then...

By Ed O'Keefe  | December 29, 2009; 9:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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