Obama’s Management Legacy—It’s Complicated

An ambitious effort to improve and elevate government is a case study in the power of bureaucracy to resist change.

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Route Fifty

Don’t Overlook Resiliency Benefits When Touting Transportation Improvements arrowYes, mobility is important, but every dollar invested to improve ...

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The End of Government Oversight? arrowRepublicans in Congress are working hard to remove business regulations that they believe are hampering ...

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Why Elections Are Now Classified as 'Critical Infrastructure' arrowPresident Obama’s homeland security adviser hinted that it might help deter ...

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Movie Review

‘Patriots Day’ Shines a Spotlight on Federal-State-Local Law Enforcement Radio Woes arrowThe Boston Marathon bombing response is revisited in a ...

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House GOP Warns Agencies Against Accelerated Hiring in Anticipation of Trump's Freeze arrowLooming hiring moratorium does not permit skirting ...

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IRS Shortchanges Taxpayers With Its Focus on Delinquents, Advocate Says arrowNina Olson criticizes the current priority on enforcement over ...

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Excellence in Government

Memo to the President: Getting Public-Private Partnership Right arrowManagement really matters for this high-potential but hazardous approach.

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Government Ethics Chief Caught in Lawmaker Crossfire arrowPartisans on House Oversight panel duel over handling of Trump’s potential conflicts.

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Pay & Benefits

OPM’s Guidance on Firing Bad Employees Will Remind You That It’s Complicated arrowAgencies need to make better use of the probationary period, ...

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On Politics

Liberals Narrow Their List of Trump Picks to Target arrowRather than complain about every Trump cabinet choice, the Senate’s most prominent ...

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Why Is Obama Expanding Surveillance Powers Right Before He Leaves Office? arrowIt could be to prevent Trump from extending them even more.

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