The FedFiles: Odierno and Colbert Sing-Along, Commerce Sec and the CIA

In honor of the end of the week, let’s close with a fitting song that isn’t performed by Rebecca Black.

Instead, it’s Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno singing “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” with Stephen Colbert at the close of The Colbert Report on Wednesday. Odierno was a guest on the show and not just there for the sing-along. Watch his interview here

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Ray Odierno & Stephen Colbert – “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”
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The FedFiles posts each weekday morning at 6 a.m. with news from around the federal government. David Stegon can be found this weekend sitting on a bench at the Spotsylvania Mall with a glazed look on his face after too many hours of holiday shopping. Send news items to him at and follow him on Twitter @davidstegon.

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