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Is the GAO boss not giving enough credit?

Gene L. Dodaro, head of the Government Accountability Office, writes on the pages of today's New York Times (boo!) about his agency's biennial assessment of poor-performing government agencies and programs.

By Ed O'Keefe  | February 16, 2011; 12:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  FY-Eye, Oversight  
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Reporter gets deep look inside the Secret Service

The Atlantic's Marc Ambinder is out with a deep, detailed profile of the U.S. Secret Service, in what he calls the first opportunity a reporter has ever had "to see the process from the inside in a real-world, real-time situation."

By Ed O'Keefe  | February 8, 2011; 1:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  About the Blog, Agencies and Departments, FY-Eye  
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OMB's Zients cutting through red tape

Here's a quick read worth your time today on one of the most underappreciated members of the Obama administration: Office of Management and Budget Deputy Director Jeffrey Zients, also known as the government's first chief performance officer. OMB Deputy Director...

By Ed O'Keefe  | June 14, 2010; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Administration, Budget, FY-Eye  
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Orszag on health care reform

Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag delivers the Obama administration's health-care reform sales pitch in a Washington Post op-ed today by focusing on the economic impact of the efforts. "If we do nothing to slow the skyrocketing cost...

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 20, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  FY-Eye, From The Pages of The Post, Health Care  
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Hillary Clinton, cover girl

The secretary of state gets the TIME Magazine cover treatment this week, as correspondent Joe Klein traveled with Hillary Clinton during her recent overseas tour. Klein's report includes some interesting insights on the roles of the nation's top diplomat:...

By Ed O'Keefe  | November 5, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Administration, FY-Eye  
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The plain language revolution

The Eye's close contacts and government sources know how much he detests bureaucratic speak, especially the verbal variety, so he's thrilled to learn that the Center for Plain Language is hosting a forum Friday afternoon at the National Press Club...

By Ed O'Keefe  | October 30, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, FY-Eye  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Inside 'Team Auto', Ed O'Keefe , October 21, 2009
The Feds and their food options, Ed O'Keefe , October 20, 2009
Obama Officials Travel the Blue State Express, Ed O'Keefe , October 13, 2009
New Site Proposes Big Spending Cuts, Ed O'Keefe , October 5, 2009
The Making of a Secret Service Agent, Ed O'Keefe , July 24, 2009
FY-Eye: When to Quit Government Work, Ed O'Keefe , July 9, 2009
FY-Eye: The Flow-Chart Fallacy, Ed O'Keefe , June 8, 2009
FY-Eye: Inside the Bureaucratic Jungle, Ed O'Keefe , May 1, 2009
FY-Eye: Golden Years With the Peace Corps, Ed O'Keefe , April 27, 2009
FY-Eye: Should Obama Get a Raise?, Ed O'Keefe , April 8, 2009
FY-Eye: Smithsonian and Asbestos, Ed O'Keefe , March 16, 2009
FY-Eye: 'Great Work in Our Own Words', Ed O'Keefe , March 10, 2009
FY-Eye: Federal Budget-Saving Tips, Ed O'Keefe , March 2, 2009
Another Look at Stimulus Funding, Ed O'Keefe , February 10, 2009
FY-Eye: Astronaut's NASA Spoof, Ed O'Keefe , February 9, 2009
FY-Eye: FOIA Back in Favor, Ed O'Keefe , January 29, 2009
Tips on Presidential Appointments, Ed O'Keefe , January 16, 2009
FY-Eye: IAmPublicService.org, Ed O'Keefe , December 30, 2008
FY-Eye: Where Will Obama Lead NOAA?, Ed O'Keefe , December 8, 2008
FY-Eye: The Other Paul Volcker, Ed O'Keefe , December 3, 2008
FY-Eye: Two New Web Sites Worth Your Time, Ed O'Keefe , December 2, 2008
 
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