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Josh Hicks
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Why confidential tips to the government may not be confidential after all 
Government agencies promise confidentiality to tipsters. But experts say that's impossible without encryption.
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TSA fires employees in alleged groping scheme involving male passengers http://wapo.st/1OfaoKu 
Police said two TSA employees would trick the security scanner into thinking attractive male passengers were females to initiate pat-down procedures.
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In asset forfeiture wars, feds may have picked wrong cash cow: A popular Maryland farm
The seizure of &u0024;29,500 from a popular Maryland farm makes a great story for foes of civil asset forfeitures.
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Bill targeting tax-delinquent federal employees set for House vote 
April 15 is tax day not just for individuals but also on Capitol Hill, where the House has scheduled votes on a number of tax-related bills, including one aimed at compliance by federal employees.
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VA social worker who appeared to mock veteran suicides has resigned. 
Her e-mails sparked national outrage and comes amid a historic number of veteran suicides.
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Rigid hiring processes and low pay for specialized employees have kept the U.S. government from developing the type of cyber workforce it needs to keep up with growing attacks, according to an independent analysis.
Rigid hiring processes and noncompetitive pay are partly to blame for the problem, according to an analysis from the Partnership for Public Service.
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Bipartisan majority of powerful House committee says it has lost confidence in DEA chief after prostitution scandal 
The statement came less than three weeks after a Justice Department inspector general review revealed that DEA agents had "sex parties" with prostitutes hired by drug cartels.
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Sen. Grassley clashes with Fraternal Order of Police over controversial asset seizures 
Grassley is pushing to reform federal civil-asset forfeiture laws that allow police to take billions of dollars from people without filing charges or warrants.
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Federal court orders VA to pay stroke victim $21 million in malpractice case 
A federal court determined that the VA discharged the patient without appropriate care after he showed up with symptoms of a stroke. He became paralyzed after a second stroke.
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SpaceX rocket hits landing barge ‘too hard for survival,' Elon Musk says 
The landing attempt was SpaceX's second try at making history.
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Isolated. Harassed. Personal lives investigated. That’s life as a VA whistleblower, employees say. 
VA whistleblowers tell Congress the culture of punishment for exposing problems is still alive and thriving.
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Six examples of government waste from this year’s budget-hawk reports  http://wapo.st/1O7e4Oi
Highlights from two reports identifying areas of perceived waste in the federal governnment, from buildings that melt in the rain to farm subsidies.
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  • The Washington Post
    Reporter, present
  • The Philadelphia Inquirer
    Reporting Intern
  • Bellevue Reporter (WA)
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  • Bothell-Kenmore Reporter (WA)
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Josh Hicks is a Washington Post reporter covering the federal government. He reported for newspapers in the Detroit and Seattle suburbs before joining the Post as a contributor to Glenn Kessler’s Fact Checker blog in 2011. Josh graduated from Albion College and Stanford. He also lived in New Zealand for eight months working as a commercial fisherman and fruit picker. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.
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  • Stanford University
    Journalism
  • Albion College
    English
  • Fordham University
    Freshman year only
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