MorningScoop: Bon Jovi, $450 Billion and a New CIA Gig

Check it out! @BonJovi engaged this morning talking about @JBJSoulFound @whitehouse #summerjobs

It’s kind of hard to ignore $450 billion in defense cuts, but we figure that’s pretty much been covered, so what better way to get in the mood for the weekend than some Bon Jovi?

Don’t worry, we won’t break out a karaoke version of “Livin’ on a Prayer,” but had to share the picture above courtesy of the White House’s Jon Carson featuring New Jersey’s second finest (1. Springsteen) at the White House yesterday, where he was to kickoff the Obama administration’s “Summer Jobs+” initiative. The singer even got some love from Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra who tweeted, “And did I mention that @BonJovi is in the house? A source of pride for my NJ roots. #SummerJobs+” …


Speaking of the $450 billion in defense cuts, check out Panetta’s comments and Dempsey’s

HHS closes a data center

Luke Fretwell and I review the week that was later today on FedScoop Radio

The CIA creates a new position

Another government website redesign


Some tax filing info from Treasury …

We’re looking for some feds to give some thoughts on who will win Monday’s BCS Championship between LSU and Alabama. Email below …

Meet the New CPFB Director:

Completely useless fact: In his newspaper days, David Stegon covered Bon Jovi’s hometown of Sayreville, N.J., and even saw the singer’s boyhood home. You can stop being so excited now. Really. Calm down. It’s embarrassing. MorningScoop posts each morning at 6 a.m. with news from around the federal government. Submit news items to David at Follow him on Twitter (@davidstegon) and check back to for regular updates throughout the day.

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