Obama’s second-term cabinet, in one graphic. In the Loop’s Emily Heil provides a comprehensive look — literally, since we’re talking graphics — at the president’s inner circle. Who’s coming, who’s going, and who’s staying? View the graphic.
Does the government have an innovation problem? A federal-employee survey suggests agency’s are doing less to foster innovation. Nonetheless, a Harvard group ranked the top 25 government innovations this week, recognizing five federal programs for their creative approaches. Learn more from an article in Friday’s Washington Post.
IRS mails expensive furlough notices. The agency sent hundreds or possibly thousands of costly, last-minute overnight letters via UPS last week to notify employees of furloughs starting May 24, Federal News Radio reported. The memos cost $10 to $13 apiece, according to the article.
Hear LBJ ordering slacks. Recordings of President Lyndon B. Johnson provide audio of the late commander in chief ordering pants with some very specific, somewhat graphic talk about his crotch, according to a report from Government Executive.
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