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Federal Eye: June 20, 2010 - June 26, 2010

Pistole confirmed as TSA chief

By The Post's Federal Diary columnist Joe Davidson: After three tries, the Obama administration finally has an administrator for the Transportation Security Administration. John Pistole, who was deputy director of the FBI, was confirmed by the Senate Friday, with a...

By Joe Davidson  | June 25, 2010; 3:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Full Senate to vote on TSA nominee Pistole

By The Post's Federal Diary columnist Joe Davidson: The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Thursday approved, with a voice vote, the nomination of John Pistole to be head of the Transportation Security Administration. Last week, his nomination...

By Joe Davidson  | June 24, 2010; 4:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Potential new Postal Service boss tied to anthrax scare worries workers

The former manager of a U.S. Postal Service plant that employed two workers who died during the 2001 anthrax attacks is under consideration to serve as vice president of operations for the District, Maryland and Virginia, according to sources familiar with the selection process. But such a move would upset workers who remember he assured them of their safety just days before two workers died of anthrax exposure, union leaders said.

By Ed O'Keefe  | June 24, 2010; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Workers celebrate 150 years of GPO

Workers celebrate 150 years of GPO

By Ed O'Keefe  | June 23, 2010; 3:28 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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CIA gives Blackwater firm new $100 million contract

The Central Intelligence Agency has hired Xe Services, the private security firm formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide, to guard its facilities in Afghanistan and elsewhere, according to an industry source.

By Ed O'Keefe  | June 23, 2010; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Contracting  
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Eye Opener: Census figures, oil drilling moratorium overturned, new benefits for gay workers, is NASA extending shuttle program? How long will Rahm stay?

Happy Wednesday! Make sure to follow The Federal Eye on Twitter and submit your news tips here. And remember this week's Question of the Week: What do you believe constitutes “inherently government”work? Is there work in your agency that...

By Ed O'Keefe  | June 23, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Amazon, Netflix split on plan to cut Saturday mail

Lawmakers on Wednesday will hear split views on proposed cuts in Saturday mail delivery from two of the nation's leading online retailers and largest customers of the U.S. Postal Service.

By Ed O'Keefe  | June 22, 2010; 10:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Anti-homelessness strategy expands programs to assist veterans, families

The Obama administration released a strategy Tuesday to end homelessness that would expand programs to secure housing for veterans and families with young children, and build on efforts to help chronically homeless Americans.

By Ed O'Keefe  | June 22, 2010; 5:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Senate confirms more than 60 Obama nominees

Senators confirmed more than 60 Obama administration nominees on Tuesday after ending months of disagreement on how to proceed with the confirmation of picks for the National Labor Relations Board.

By Ed O'Keefe  | June 22, 2010; 10:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Retail executives blast Saturday mail cuts

CVS Caremark, one of the nation's largest pharmacy chains, warned Monday that patients receiving prescriptions by mail can expect higher costs if the Postal Service drops Saturday deliveries and competitors raise weekend rates.

By Ed O'Keefe  | June 22, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Who will succeed Peter Orszag?

The Obama administration will have its first major turnover at some point later this summer as Budget Director Peter R. Orszag prepares to depart.

By Ed O'Keefe  | June 21, 2010; 11:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (33)
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Salazar swears in new boss at MMS BOE

The agency formerly known as the Minerals Management Service earned a new boss and a new acronym on Monday.

By Ed O'Keefe  | June 21, 2010; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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Senator: GOP's attacks on federal workers 'baseless'

The ongoing Republican attacks on federal workers and their pay and benefits are demoralizing and baseless, according to a Democratic lawmaker.

By Ed O'Keefe  | June 21, 2010; 6:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
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