FAA to examine Boeing 787 Dreamliner

January 11, 2013

A few items that caught our attention today: 

Dreamliner

The FAA said Friday it will investigate Boeing’s troubled 787 plane following a flurry of problems for the Dreamliner.

Authorities said the incidents, which include an electrical fire on Monday at Boston’s Logan International Airport, do not give cause to ground the plane.

• A recent report from the Government Accountability Office that found few but serious cases of corruption at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, according to Federal Diary columnist Joe Davidson.  

President Obama is turning to like-minded allies as he looks to fill out his second-term cabinet, reflecting “a desire to complete the unfinished business of his first,” according to White House correspondent Scott Wilson. 

Government Executive has learned that ex-IRS chief Doug Shulman, who served during the George W. Bush administration, has landed a new gig as a guest scholar for the Brookings Institution.  

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Josh Hicks covers the federal government and anchors the Federal Eye blog. He reported for newspapers in the Detroit and Seattle suburbs before joining the Post as a contributor to Glenn Kessler’s Fact Checker blog in 2011.
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