“Through a top-secret program authorized by federal judges working under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), the U.S. intelligence community can gain access to the servers of nine Internet companies for a wide range of digital data. Documents describing the previously undisclosed program, obtained by The Washington Post, show the breadth of U.S. electronic surveillance capabilities in the wake of a widely publicized controversy over warrantless wiretapping of U.S. domestic telephone communications in 2005. These slides, annotated by The Washington Post, represent a selection from the overall document, and certain portions are redacted.”
“…The increase in heat trapped by greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere doesn’t just make things hotter. It changes weather patterns, and can create droughts in one place and flooding in another.”
No kidding… kinda sorta.
The Oxford Comma, in Pictures
But in the end, the inability of managers to hold employees accountable for their performance scuttled the project.
According to a December 2011 report prepared by consulting firm Deloitte — obtained exclusively by Federal Times through a Freedom of Information Act request — OPM managers proved unable to hold poor performers accountable, work quality slumped in some cases, and employees had no idea if they were succeeding because they weren’t getting enough manager feedback. The pilot fizzled and was abandoned after a year in the field.