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Fired D.C. Government Employee Files Lawsuit Against City

The former Department of General Services employee is filing a $10 million whistleblower lawsuit for being "terminated in retaliation." [ more › ]

Newsweek's Foreign Service Podcast: Donald Trump's Tough Guys in Defense

You can subscribe to Newsweek's Foreign Service on Acast, SoundCloud and on iTunes. Donald Trump spent much of his campaign railing against the U.S. establishment, but he often had a good word to say about the country's generals—oneShow More Summary

Build highly available services with general availability of Regional Managed Instance Groups

Posted by Jerzy Foryciarz, Product Manager Businesses choose to build applications on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) for our low-latency and reliable global network. As customers build applications that are increasingly business-critical, designing for high-availability is no longer optional. Show More Summary

Lufthansa, GE invest in aircraft engine plant in Poland

Lufthansa and General Electric will jointly invest some 250 million euros ($270 million) in Poland to build a plant that will service aircraft engines starting in 2018, authorities said Monday.

Dozens of FBI agents hospitalized after $750K sculpture makes them sick

In 2015, the General Services Administration (GSA) commissioned a 17-foot wooden sculpture for the FBI's Miami field office. No one expected that the beautiful new piece would make more than a dozen FBI agents seriously ill. The structure was "likely worth more than the $750,000 the government paid" according to Politico. Show More Summary

Massive Cedar Sculpture Sent A Dozen FBI Workers To The Hospital

More than a million taxpayer dollars went toward installing ? and then removing ? a 15,000-pound cedar sculpture at the FBI’s field office in Miami after at least a dozen workers became seriously ill. Last year, the General ServicesShow More Summary

AT&T's new $35 streaming TV package is a technical mess so far (T)

Amidst all the fanfare surrounding this week's launch of DirecTV Now, AT&T's $35-a-month streaming TV package, one general concern flew under the radar: How would the service perform technically? In the first couple of days, the answer...Show More Summary

Over a Dozen FBI Agents Hospitalized After Million Dollar Sculpture Makes Them Sick

5 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

When a 17-foot tall wooden sculpture was installed in the FBI’s Miami field office in 2015, the government thought it was getting a great deal. The General Services Administration (GSA) commissioned the work and estimated that it was “likely worth more than the $750,000 the government paid.” But it’s currently sitting… Read more...

Rep Xavier Becerra nominated for California attorney general

(AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday named U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra as state attorney general, succeeding Kamala Harris who was elected to the U.S. Senate last month. The Democratic governor noted Becerra's service in Congress,...Show More Summary

Microsoft announces general availability of preview features and new APIs in Azure Search

Microsoft today announced the general availability of several preview features as well as a new REST API version and.NET SDK that support these features. As you expect from an Azure service, these new features are also covered by the standard Azure service level agreement (SLA) and can be used in production workloads. Following features […]

HPE-Microsoft collaboration: Azure Stack aimed at ease of use for cloud adoption | #HPEDiscover

As cloud deployment, storage and development continue to draw attention from the general public, the demand for simplified access solutions is prompting some cloud service providers to join with partners in devising easy entry points for potential customers. Show More Summary

A Lesson In Civility For Senator Jeff Sessions

Donald Trump has selected former Alabama attorney general and current Republican senator, Jeff Sessions, as his pick for U.S. Attorney General. And I have a few things to say about it. I work in the field of human services. I am theShow More Summary

Trump set to breach his D.C. lease with the Federal Government

Donald Trump won’t be inaugurated for another 7 weeks, but we already see a scandal brewing in his administration. It sounds perfectly boring, but it involves contractual obligations with the General Services Administration (GSA) surrounding, unsurprisingly, a land deal in Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

Trump Mulls General David Petraeus for Secretary of State Despite Email and Intel Scandal

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Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state is shaping up to be a critical and defining moment for the president-elect. Unlike his picks to lead the Department of Health and Human Services or the Department of Justice, for which Trump...Show More Summary

News on Trump and the Old Post Office Building

It’s going to be amazing,” he said. “It’s a great thing for the country. It’s a great thing for Washington.” That was Donald Trump, March 21, 2016, speaking about the Old Post Office, which was built in 1899. The General Services Administration (GSA) awarded Trump the contract in 2012. Trump promised to employ the architect [...]Show More Summary

Contingent Workforce Management Practitioners: Why be Thankful for 2016?

Categories: Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management, Technology Tags: General News, L2 I don’t know if gratitude is a common emotion among contingent workforce management (CWM) practitioners — that is, within the context of your business and professional lives. Show More Summary

Colombia's ex-spy chief jailed over 1989 assassination

A former head of Colombia's intelligence services was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison for involvement in the 1989 assassination of presidential candidate Luis Carlos Galan by drug-gang hitmen. Retired general Miguel Maza Marquez...Show More Summary

Like a Fried Egg Sliding off a Fat Man’s Naked Thigh: 18 Incredible Fair-Use Similes

As a public service, I’m supplying the general public with the following fair-use similes. Sprinkle them throughout your own writing and be amazed by the lift in the overall quality of your work. The post Like a Fried Egg Sliding off a Fat Man’s Naked Thigh: 18 Incredible Fair-Use Similes appeared first on The Millions.

Feds With Massive Conflict Of Interest Find Zero Reports About Trump's DC Hotel

The General Services Administration (GSA) oversees the management of US federal property, including Washington DC's historic Post Office Pavilion. That building is currently being leased to Donald Trump for his new hotel. And as the Washington Post points out, it "presents unprecedented and intolerable conflicts of interest". Show More Summary

Shaking Things Up at Your Library

Let’s start with a gross generalization: Libraries as an institution seem to prefer conformity within our organizations; but librarians as a profession also strive to counter conformity. We cater our services to various nonconformists,...Show More Summary

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