The Federal Eye: Revolving Door


Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Todd Park to serve as new federal chief technology officer

Todd Park previously served as architect of tech initiatives at the Department of Health and Human Services.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:18 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Revolving Door

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 02/17/2012

Harry Reid: Obama should issue recess appointments if Senate confirmation logjam persists

Senate majority leader says he may tell Obama to issue recess appointments if a stalemate doesn’t break soon.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:46 PM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Congress, Confirmation Hearings, Revolving Door

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 02/13/2012

Ex-Federal Diary columnist Stephen Barr joins Labor Department

Former Federal Diary columnist joins federal agency as a top spokesman.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:20 PM ET, 02/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Revolving Door

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 02/08/2012

Where are all the watchdogs?

A new database is tracking the vacant inspector general positions across the government — with some vacant for more than 1,000 days.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:15 AM ET, 02/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Oversight, Revolving Door

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 02/03/2012

OMB personnel changes are on the way

Some changes are in the works as the budget-writing agency as top bosses get White House promotions.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:00 AM ET, 02/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Revolving Door, Administration

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 01/27/2012

Aneesh Chopra leaving the White House, likely to run for Virginia lieutenant governor

Aneesh Chopra is likely to run for Virginia lieutenant governor, Democrats say.

By Ed O'Keefe and Anita Kumar  |  03:35 PM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Revolving Door

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/18/2012

SEC Inspector General David Kotz’s departure adds to watchdog vacancies

Latest departure of an inspector general leaves yet another important watchdog role unfilled.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Oversight, Revolving Door

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Jeffrey Zients tapped to lead Office of Management and Budget

Deputy director will replace Jacob Lew, who is leaving to become White House chief of staff.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  03:20 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Revolving Door

Posted at 11:20 AM ET, 01/12/2012

Recess appointments constitutional, Justice Department says

Justice Department releases its legal opinion backing up recent White House recess appointments.

By Ed O'Keefe and Ylan Q. Mui  |  11:20 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Congress, Revolving Door

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 01/10/2012

As William Daley goes, Jack Lew steps up. So who’s going to run OMB?

With Jack Lew headed across the street to the White House, it may eventually fall to his two deputies to step up in an election year.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:03 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Budget, Revolving Door

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/05/2012

What is a recess appointment?

When is it used? Is it legal? Can it be stopped?

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Congress, Revolving Door

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/02/2012

What you missed over the holidays

A look at the policy decisions and personnel changes made by the White House and federal agencies while you were out of the office.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Administration, Revolving Door, Postal Service

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 12/20/2011

A woman is set to lead GPO for the first time

With the top boss on his way out, a woman will lead the Government Printing Office for the first time in its history.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:45 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Revolving Door

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/19/2011

Government Printing Office boss out after Senate fails to vote

William Boarman is looking for work after the Senate fails to vote on his recess appointment.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Revolving Door

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 12/06/2011

FAA’s Randy Babbitt resigns after drunk driving arrest

He says he doesn’t want his drunk driving arrest to be a distraction for the agency.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:30 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Agencies and Departments, Revolving Door

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Stimulus watchdog Earl Devaney stepping down

One of the nation’s most seasoned federal watchdogs plans to leave government work after more than 40 years.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Revolving Door, Tracking the Stimulus

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 11/03/2011

Top contracting official stepping down

Dan Gordon may best be remembered for helping cut federal contract spending.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  01:30 PM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Revolving Door, Contracting

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Hillary Clinton: ‘It’s time for others to step up’

The secretary of state says she plans to leave next year, to focus on writing, teaching and becoming a grandmother.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:45 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Revolving Door

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 10/13/2011

Ray LaHood says he’s out after four years

The transportation secretary says he won't stick around if President Obama wins a second term.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  04:50 PM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Administration, Revolving Door

Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 06/13/2011

Tammy Duckworth leaving Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran and double amputee, is leaving and plans to return to her home state of Illinois, administration officials confirmed Monday.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:17 PM ET, 06/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Revolving Door, Administration

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 05/24/2011

Press shop comings and goings

The revolving door is spinning in press shops across Washington this week.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:48 AM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Revolving Door

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 05/12/2011

White House staffing up to deal with GOP oversight

A veteran Democratic Party campaign operative is joining the West Wing press shop to deal with Congressional inquiries.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  07:00 AM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener, Oversight, Revolving Door, Administration

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 04/29/2011

Condoleezza Rice appears on ‘30 Rock’ (Video)

The former secretary of state made a star turn on the NBC sitcom Thursday night.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:08 AM ET, 04/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Revolving Door, Video Report

Posted at 09:05 AM ET, 04/22/2011

Orszag, Allen and Davis joining Partnership for Public Service’s board

The nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to public service is adding some political heft to its board of directors.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  09:05 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Public Service, Revolving Door

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 04/13/2011

CIA suffering from a big brain drain

Experienced officials are fleeing the Central Intelligence Agency, according to a new Post study.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  05:00 AM ET, 04/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Revolving Door, From The Pages of The Post

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Peter Orszag: ‘I didn’t want’ to be head of OMB

The former White House budget director spills the beans to New York magazine, and explains his new career in the public sector.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:22 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Revolving Door

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 03/18/2011

Shailagh Murray latest journalist to join Obama administration

More than a dozen former journalists work for the Obama administration.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  02:13 PM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Revolving Door, Administration

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 11/14/2008

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  |  02:50 PM ET, 11/14/2008 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Revolving Door