Feds to Be Kept Away From Oregon Refuge for Weeks Despite Militia’s Stand Down

One agency has spent about $600K to keep feds home for five weeks.

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The Best Bosses Let Their Top Talent Leave

Excellence in Government

Dartmouth business professor Sydney Finkelstein has found that top leaders expect—and sometimes encourage—their stars to find new places to shine.

Obama’s War on Hackers


The federal action plan calls for a new commission, public service campaigns, and funds for replacing old, insecurable government IT.

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How to Write the Perfect Email

Make your messages short and sweet—but not too short or too sweet.

Here's What a Trump Presidency Would Actually Look Like

A look at some of the GOP frontrunner's more controversial policies show how hard they would be to enact.

Group Blasts VA Proposal to Strip Senior Executives of Appeal Rights

SEA says idea is 'farcical' and would make top career leaders at department second-class citizens.

Airman 1st Class Jesse Gordon, a 436th Maintenance Squadron crew chief, works on an aircraft.

Air Force Told To Save Millions on Contractors’ Depot Labor

Service acquisition chief disagrees with Pentagon watchdog recommendations.

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., says federal employees are underpaid.

Lawmaker Pushes for 5.3 Percent Pay Raise

Democrat says Obama’s 1.6 percent proposal ‘doesn’t come close’ to fairness.

Fedblog Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton during the Democratic presidential primary debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Feb. 11, 2016.

Presidential Hopefuls Rip Wasteful Bureaucracy--and That’s Just the Democrats

Clinton and Sanders address the question of what, if anything, they’d cut from government.

On Politics

Hillary Clinton's Long Career as an Insider

Many think Clinton was a onetime leftist radical who morphed into a centrist to gain power. But she has always been a true incrementalist and compromiser.

Cliven Bundy stands at his Nevada ranch in January.

The FBI's Strategy to End the Oregon Standoff and Get Cliven Bundy: Patience

The bureau successfully played the long game in both cases.

Excellence in Government

The Never-Ending War on Federal Whistleblowers

Those who try to report and fix problems at their agencies are still risking their careers.

John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov address the media Friday.

A Planned 'Cessation of Hostilities' in Syria

The fighting in Syria will pause next week and aid will be delivered to those who need it most—under a deal announced Friday.