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How to use data analytics effectively in federal agencies

Tom Fox | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

The federal government, like private industry, is inundated with data demands and susceptible to the hype that big data will improve productivity and ...

What Washington's leaders have forgotten

Tom Fox | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Elaine C. Kamarck is the founding director of the Brookings Institution's newly minted Center for Effective Public Management, which will focus on ide...

How to stay grounded as a federal leader

Tom Fox | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Leadership expert Bob Rosen is the author of the new book "Grounded: How Leaders Stay Rooted in an Uncertain World." He is also the founder of Healthy...

Obamacare Is Not a Reason to Give Up on Government Programs

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

The biggest myth of the Obamacare debate goes like this: The failures of Obamacare prove that the government can't be trusted to run our health care system.

Goldman Sachs 'Doing God's Work'

Jim Treacy | Posted 09.18.2014 | Business
Jim Treacy

I assume Segarra's suit isn't the publicity Blankfein was hoping for, and I wonder what's going on at the NY Fed. When I was at Monster Worldwide, I experienced first-hand Goldman Sachs "doing God's work."

Mentoring young fed workers

Tom Fox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Keeping young federal employees motivated and providing them with on-the-job guidance and professional development advice is always a good idea, but i...

The psychological toll on federal workers

Tom Fox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

James Campbell Quick is a professor of leadership and organizational behavior at the University of Texas at Arlington. He specializes in addressing wo...

The Biggest Waste of All

Max Stier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Max Stier

Large numbers of employees have continued working as funding has lapsed, but without paychecks and under circumstances that make it hard to be fully productive.

How to play to others' intelligence

Tom Fox | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Liz Wiseman is an executive leadership adviser and author of the book "Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter." Wiseman spoke about h...

15 Things to Know About the U.S. Debt Ceiling and Sovereign Defaults

Sophie Milrom | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Sophie Milrom

The US debt ceiling is a legislative limit on the US Treasury's ability to borrow money. It was first created in 1917 and can be modified by Congress. As of this month's agreement, the debt ceiling has been raised 79 times since 1960.

Debt Limit Follies Need to Stop Now

James Melton | Posted 12.25.2013 | Detroit
James Melton

How long could the government realistically go on making the "hard choices" -- like deciding whether Social Security and Medicare recipients are a higher priority in a given month than, say, military equipment, food stamps or road funding? Nobody knows.

This Is NOT A Good Look For The IRS

AP | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 12.23.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 700 employees of Internal Revenue Service contractors owe $5.4 million in back taxes, said a report Wednesday by the agency...

The best, the brightest, the youngest

Tom Fox | Posted 12.21.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

John Coleman is co-author of the book "Passion & Purpose: Stories from the Best and Brightest Young Business Leaders," which explores the big issues f...

Here's How The Government Will Reopen

AP | DAVID CRARY and JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — WASHINGTON (AP) — By the thousands, furloughed federal workers began returning to work across the country Thursday after 16 days ...

It's Time to Move Beyond the Clichés

Brigadier General (Ret) Stephen N. Xenakis, M.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brigadier General (Ret) Stephen N. Xenakis, M.D.

These men and women deserve treatment now when they need it. It is available if the government and medical professions commit to smartly managing the risk and benefit of promising treatments.

What if America Ends With a Whimper?

Ethan Casey | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics
Ethan Casey

As an American who's at least as provincial as I am liberal, I've found myself mischievously wondering of late: if the federal government shuts down and stays that way, so what?

Government Shutdown Harms the Public Health

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lynn R. Goldman

Most serious are the long-term public health and safety consequences of this government shutdown. The CDC, for example, announced a suspension of its annual seasonal flu activities just as influenza season kicked off.

Guess Who's Hiring, Despite The Shutdown?

Washington Times | Jim McElhatton | Posted 12.09.2013 | DC

The federal government is shut down, but that hasn't stopped agencies from running lots of "help wanted" ads. More than 4,000 job postings remained a...

Advice on leading during changing, challenging times

Tom Fox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Tom Fox

Throughout a four-decade career, Dr. Michael Gottesman has led seminal studies in the treatment of drug-resistant cancer cells and played an instrumen...

Creating a management agenda for government

Tom Fox | Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics
Tom Fox

Steven VanRoekel is the acting deputy director of management at the Office of Management and Budget as well as the federal government's chief informat...

The Shutdown and the Case for Federal Government

Chris Edelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Chris Edelson

The anti-government crowd has a point: too much government can be a problem and it can be dangerous. There can be waste, mismanagement, even oppressiveness in government. But they are missing another point.

Federal Government Work Piles Up A Week Into Shutdown

AP | CONNIE CASS | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Across America the government's work is piling up, and it's not just paperwork. It's old tires and red Solo cups lit...

Federal Government Work Losing Its Cachet

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — There was a time when being a federal employee meant a steady paycheck, great benefits and pride in serving the coun...

Great Nations Pay Their Bills

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Today's debate may be polarized, but no one seriously expects half the nation to secede because of it. And yet, in the early days of the American experiment, that's how controversial the national debt was.

Shutdown GOP Meme Campaign

Soul Dancer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Soul Dancer

Social media memes create a powerful, simple way for social media users to instantly connect on a topic near and dear to them. For example, as the da...