John Bolton’s Resume Earns His Nomination as National Security Advisor

Tom McCuin / Mar 27, 2018

Ambassador John Bolton is set to become the next National Security Adviser following Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster’s departure in early April.

What Do You Do With a General, When He Stops Being a National Security Advisor?

Tom McCuin / Mar 26, 2018

Reflecting on McMaster’s unlikely path to the National Security Council and why that path is at least partly to blame for his decision to retire

Should the President Be Required to Obtain a Security Clearance?

Tom McCuin / Mar 23, 2018

Iran is creating new requirements for its president, including the ability to obtain a security clearance – that’s a requirement some in the U.S. have been calling for.

Majority of Americans Believe in the ‘Deep State’

Tom McCuin / Mar 22, 2018

In this era of partisan divide, there’s one thing Americans agree on across the board: they think that a “deep state” of bureaucrats are controlling the nation regardless of who occupies the White House.

Omnibus or Bust: Government Barrels Toward Another Shutdown

Tom McCuin / Mar 21, 2018

The omnibus spending bill, which will roll all 12 appropriations bills into one — again — is one of the last pieces of legislation that the Congress needs to pass before the midterm elections in November.

Top Government Agencies Taking Strides in Employee Engagement

Melissa Jordan / Mar 12, 2018

Here are 6 factors driving employee engagement and the large USG agencies (15,000 or more employees) where leaders understand the importance of them.

Getting a DHS Job an Exercise in Patience

Lindy Kyzer / Mar 2, 2018

DHS suitability hearing on Capitol Hill sheds light on agency’s inconsistencies, reciprocity’s failures.

Is It Okay to Tell ‘White Lies’ On the Job?

Tom McCuin / Mar 1, 2018

Government is supposed to be accountable to the people. Without accurate information, the people cannot make a judgement as to whether the government is living up to its end of the bargain.