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Federal Eye: January 10, 2010 - January 16, 2010

Agencies can seek Haiti donations from feds

Federal agencies can ask employees for a one-time cash or check donation to Haiti earthquake relief efforts under guidelines announced on Friday.

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 15, 2010; 10:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Workplace Issues  
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Government extends stimulus reporting deadline - sort of

Recipients of economic stimulus data have an extra week to submit quarterly reports to the government - but reports filed after Friday may be considered late, officials announced Friday.

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 15, 2010; 4:59 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Tracking the Stimulus  
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TSA 'no fly list' includes an 8-year old boy

Watch CBS News Videos Online Many have written about mixups with the government's secret "no fly" terror watch, a compilation that once included Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.). It also apparently includes Mikey Hicks, 8, who appeared on CBS's "Early...

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 15, 2010; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments  
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Coast Guard pilot led first aerial mission to Haiti

The first Americans dispatched to Haiti left Florida at 3 a.m. Wednesday with a simple mission: Tell the world how bad it was there.

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 15, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Workplace Issues  
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Eye Opener: Are old computers slowing down feds?

Happy Friday! Almost one year into the Obama administration and officials seem to have figured out what's wrong with the government: technology. “Improving the technology our government uses isn’t about having the fanciest bells and whistles on our Web...

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 15, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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The government's response to Haiti earthquake

Here's a running tally of how federal agencies and departments are responding to Tuesday's massive earthquake in Haiti. This will update as events warrant:

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 14, 2010; 7:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments  
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Ken Salazar vows (again) to stay put

Let there be no doubt: Ken Salazar is staying in Washington.

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 14, 2010; 4:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments  
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First Lady Michelle Obama visits Labor Dept.

First lady Michelle Obama visited the Labor Department on Thursday and expressed "profound heartbreak" over the losses attributed to the Haitian earthquake.

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 14, 2010; 4:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Administration, Agencies and Departments  
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White House hosts summit on modernizing government

The Obama administration hosts a meeting on Thursday with several top business and union leaders to discuss modernization efforts across the federal government.

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 14, 2010; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  44: Obama's Washington, Administration  
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Days into new job, USAID chief tackles Haiti earthquake response

Five days after being sworn into his new job, Rajiv Shah found himself in the White House Situation Room, seated four chairs from President Obama, and overseeing the U.S. government's response to the earthquake that has devastated Haiti.

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 14, 2010; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Census Bureau unveils ad campaign

Your Browser DoesNot Support IFrames. Watch a new TV ad promoting the 2010 Census (Video by U.S. Census Bureau) By The Post's census and demographics correspondent Carol Morello: It will be hard to escape hearing and reading about the 2010...

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 14, 2010; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Census  
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Eye Opener: A 10-year term for TSA administrator?

Happy Thursday! The Eye gets plenty of e-mail with good (and bad!) ideas about government operations. But here's one worthy of debate: The administrator of the Transportation Security Administration should serve a 10-year term that overlaps presidential administrations, a...

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 14, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Republicans respond to OMB investigation

Republican House members weighed in on a new House investigation into allegations that officials at the Office of Management and Budget told an inspector general that they'd "make life miserable" for him if he complained to Congress about his budget.

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 13, 2010; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Congress, Oversight  
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Should the presidential transition go public?

Presidential campaign and transition veterans on Wednesday agreed with the findings of a new report on the Bush-Obama presidential transition, but cautioned any efforts to shine more light on the process could cause major headaches for future candidates.

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 13, 2010; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Eye Opener: House panel to investigate OMB

A House committee has opened an investigation of the Office of Management and Budget after officials there allegedly told an inspector general that they'd "make life miserable" for him if he complained to Congress about his budget.

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 13, 2010; 5:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Oversight  
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Government printer clarifies Robert Gibbs joke

The head of the Government Printing Office said Tuesday that he appreciates the White House press secretary's joke about printing the federal budget, but sought to clarify how the government prints copies of the document.

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 12, 2010; 4:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Administration, Agencies and Departments  
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Report: transition preparations should start right after nominating conventions

An independent report on last year’s presidential transition urges that future presidential candidates formally prepare for the transfer of power just days after the major party nominating conventions, a change that would allow more time for a process that White House veterans agree is too often squeezed in between Election Day and Inauguration Day.

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 12, 2010; 4:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  44: Obama's Washington, Administration, Confirmation Hearings  
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New group will fight driver cellphone use

Twenty-eight percent of all traffic accidents are caused when people talk on cellphones or send text messages while driving, according to a study released Tuesday by the National Safety Council.

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 12, 2010; 3:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Fort Hood attacks report urges focus on those who may pose threat

By The Post's Pentagon correspondent Greg Jaffe: A high-level Pentagon inquiry into the Fort Hood shootings that left 13 people dead has concluded that the military should focus more resources on identifying service members who might pose a threat to...

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 12, 2010; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Who attended Biden's mother's funeral?

Here's a full list of dignitaries attending the funeral of Catherine Eugenia Jean Finnegan Biden, mother of Vice President Biden: Joseph Biden, with his mother, Catherine Eugenia "Jean" Biden, at the Democratic National Convention in Denver in Aug. 2008. (AP...

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 12, 2010; 11:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Eye Opener: Jan. 12, 2010

Happy Tuesday! Follow The Federal Eye on Twitter and submit your news tips here. In the news... Code of Federal Regulations Goes XML: Another victory for transparency and Gov 2.0 advocates: The Code of Federal Regulations, or the codification...

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 12, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Postal Service contracts questioned

The Postal Service defended the decision-making of one of its top officials Monday following reports that he awarded non-competitive contracts to former colleagues who had worked with him in the private sector.

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 11, 2010; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Contracting  
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Surgeon general answers weight questions

Surgeon General Regina Benjamin on Monday acknowledged critics who say her weight should disqualify her from serving as the nation's top doctor.

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 11, 2010; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Eye Opener: Jan. 11, 2010

Happy Monday! (Unless you're NBC?) The Eye has jury duty for the first time ever this morning. Depending how things go, blogging could be light today -- or for the foreseeable future! Follow The Federal Eye on Twitter as...

By Ed O'Keefe  | January 11, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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