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Rebecca Carroll

Senior Correspondent

Before joining Government Executive’s editing team, Rebecca Carroll wrote and edited for The Associated Press in Washington, New York and Bangkok, and for National Geographic News. She also was a Peace Corps volunteer in China, where she returned to study at the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing University Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, with a double major in English and Philosophy.

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As NASA prepares to retire its final shuttle, agency leaders face an uncertain future

June 1, 2011 For NASA, reaching for the stars is imperative, even when government money is hard to come by, political debate is fierce and sharp policy changes are frequent. And despite Washington's fits and starts, the agency has to plan years into the future--that's the nature of scientific research. Fifty years after...

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77,000 feds earn more than their governors, report finds

June 1, 2011 More than 77,000 federal workers earned more than the governors of their states in 2009, according to a new report. The research found 18,351 federal medical officers earned more than their governors -- the most common occupation to out-earn states' top government executives. More than 5,000 air traffic controllers, 4,346...

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One Giant Leap

June 1, 2011 NASA must look beyond the earthly demands of deficit cutting and politics to chart its course. For NASA, reaching for the stars is imperative, even when government money is hard to come by, political debate is fierce and sharp policy changes are frequent. And despite Washington's fits and starts, the...