A few items that caught our attention today:

(Photo from Flickr user anujbiyani) (Photo from Flickr user anujbiyani)

GSA ordered to reinstate executive fired after Las Vegas conference scandal.  The Merit Systems Protection Board ruled that Paul Prouty, who managed federal buildings in the Rocky Mountain region, was not guilty of misconduct for lavish events the General Services Administration held in Sin City last year, according to an article from The Washington Post. Prouty lost his job following the scandal.

Federal-worker union plans National Day of Protest against sequester. The American Federation of Government Employees plans to stage 100 rallies throughout the country next Wednesday to oppose the government-wide spending cuts that took place on March 1, as Federal Diary columnist Joe Davidson wrote in his latest article.

TSA chief doubles down on small-knife policy. John Pistole, head of the Transportation Security Administration, jabbed back against critics of his recent decision to allow small knives and other items once prohibited to be carried onto airplanes starting April 25. He defended the new policy during an interview on NBC’s “Today Show.”