Women diplomats have risen to the highest levels in some of the world's most dangerous places, but not without a fight.
By Shane Harris
When a public-private job competition ends, the real work begins: moving to a new way of doing business.
By Amelia Gruber
Interrogation should be a powerful tool in the war on terror, but too often it is thwarted by abuse and interagency conflict.
By Katherine McIntire Peters
Trial by Fire
The battles against insurgents in Iraq are teaching Army junior officers how to lead.
By George Cahlink
How much money should states get for terrorism prevention and preparedness? By Denise Kersten
At Veterans Affairs hospitals, more women are seeking treatment for sexual trauma. By Denise Kersten
Speaking Truth to Power
The former inspector general at Homeland Security has a story to tell. By Katherine McIntire Peters
New Day at EPA
Changes at the agency's procurement shop have improved morale and customer service. By Shawn Zeller
Agencies are starting to fill their shopping carts with savings from new spending strategies. By Kimberly Palmer
Leadership ProfileBase Hitter
Philip Grone has the unenviable job of proposing which military posts to shut down. By George Cahlink
Managing TechnologyThe Power of Six
The souped-up IPv6 promises the muscle and speed to track just about any asset through the Internet. By Karen D. Schwartz
Management MattersConference Burnout
Big meetings might not be worth the cost. By Brian Friel
Political WorldLittle Potentates Ascendant
A decade ago, federalism was on the rise, but no longer. By Charles Mahtesian
IN EVERY ISSUE
The goals of shrinking government and recruiting talent can be compatible. By Timothy B. Clark
Tom Davis' dilemma, Treasury's trust fund, postal bill comes due and look who's made a monumental effort.
Here's an unlikely source of inspiration about civil service reform: Walt Whitman. By Tom Shoop