Tom Temin Commentary

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Rep. William Clinger was a giant in federal IT acquisition

Members come along from time to time who do care about efficient operation of the federal bureaucracy.

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This senior federal scientist works to stop outsourcing

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Time to fix the hangnails of unresolved union negotiations

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Unions: Are they good for public service?

They’re here to stay regardless. It works well when everyone keeps the mission as the North Star.

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(Getty Images/iStockphoto/Felipe Caparr?s Cruz)Young man in handcuffs

Does federal customer experience extend to prisoners?

Customer service, public acceptance and public relations for a continuum for agencies in law enforcement.

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(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Melissa Marnell)Force Fitness Instructor (FFI) Trainers demonstrate proper pull-up technique for the class of FFI students before executing practical application as part of their course requirement at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, October 3, 2016. The FFI course is made up of physical training, classroom instruction and practical application to provide the students with a holistic approach to fitness. Upon completion, the Marines will return to serve as unit FFIs, capable of designing individual and unit-level holistic fitness programs.

Quiz: What does the VA health record have in common with a Marine Corps T-shirt?

The Marines obsess over something simple like a PT uniform while VA sweats bullets over its electronic health record.

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