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Archive: Agency Spotlight

14Nov

2018

On November 13, the United States Postal Service regulator approved the largest ever price increase for the stamps, a 10% jump, bringing the cost of sending a letter up to 55¢. The jump was approved after the Postal Regulatory Commission…

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15Aug

2018

Reorganization and news of workforce cuts and/or abolishment altogether has plagued the Environmental Protection Agency for a while now. As the name suggests, the agency protects the environment, and so much more. Here’s a look at their history and what…

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17Jul

2018

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) has proposed a restructuring idea to move the 73 federal Inspectors General out from their agencies and into their own independent agency. She thinks this proposal would make the IG community an extension of Congress and…

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07Mar

2018

The Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act required the Trump administration to post its first set of agency strategic plans and priority goals, which it did. The goals, described on performance.gov, haven’t received much attention because the White Houses’…

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27Feb

2018

This post will look at who the General Services Administration is, what kind of work they do, and how they benefit the federal government and American citizens. The mission of the GSA is to “deliver value and savings in real…

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29Jan

2018

Many blogs and articles posted on our website, as well as other sites regarding the federal government, have alluded to the Government Accountability Office. So, who are they? What is their primary role in the federal government? About GAO GAO…

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10Oct

2017

The six years prior to the formal beginning of the Central Intelligence Agency saw many variations of the agency. Office of Coordinator of Information (COI) Established on July 11, 1941, the COI lasted 337 days. At the beginning of World…

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02Oct

2017

The Central Intelligence Agency is an independent agency responsible for providing national security intelligence to senior U.S. policymakers. The CIA, a civilian foreign intelligence service, is tasked with gathering, processing, and analyzing national security information from around the world using…

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29Sep

2017

To conclude our series on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, we’ll look at some common ways an ATF worker can get injured during work. ATF employees often engage in dangerous work, particularly their work environments and dealing…

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15Sep

2017

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives has had many badges over their history. Here’s a look at how the ATF badges have evolved. Office of Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Department of Treasury, 1791-1919 The ATF law enforcement legacy…

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