The FedFiles: 12.13.11


It’s been a week since Lady Gaga visited the White House and – amazingly – there’s not a good publicity pic to be found. We’re not saying we want to see her in her Kermit dress sitting in the Oval Office, but you have to admit, it would be interesting to see her talking policy in the West Wing. For now, all we have is the blurry pic above that the Internet claims is Lady Gaga, but since her face is hidden, it could be any blonde woman in a white suit with gigantic heels. It just seems strange that this generation’s Madonna wouldn’t publicize her trip like crazy, especially since she tweeted about going on Ellen

The big news from Monday was Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michèle Flournoy – the Pentagon’s top ranking female official and a trusted advisor to Secretary Leon Panetta – announcing she is leaving the Pentagon in February. The SecDef’s remarks …

The National Guard turns 375. You’ve got to admit, they look good for their age …


HHS opened a new plant to crank out flu vaccines in case of pandemic …

Less than a month until Ronnie Hawkins takes the reigns at DISA, supplanting Carroll Pollett who retires after 37+ in DoD …

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Top petition right now on We the People: Burn down the firewall

New DHS campaign – “If you see something, say something” … in Espanol


DoD has a “Spam Czar.” Looks like Spam Jam found next year’s keynote

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