For Tom Davis, the powerful and frenetic House Government Reform Committee chairman, government is a thing to be tamed.
By Shane Harris
The Alaskan Edge
As contracting officers direct more money toward tribally owned companies, Alaska Native corporations are forced to defend their advantage.
By Kimberly Palmer
Out of the Ruins
FEMA branches out into a new service-helping storm-torn communities plan their futures.
By Denise Kersten
Heavy Seas Ahead
The fleet and crew are poised to shrink, but the Navy's missions are growing.
By Sandra I. Erwin
Whether for a state funeral or a terrorist attack, Maj. Gen. Galen Jackman is on the front line in Washington. By Katherine McIntire Peters
To slow down satellite programs, Congress clips their budget lines. By Beth Dickey
Face-Off Over Fraud
A push to expand the False Claims Act stirs up an age-old clash between whistleblowers and contractors. By Shawn Zeller
Falsified data fuels opposition to proposed Yucca Mountain dump site. By Beth Dickey
Competing With Inmates
After years of fighting policies that guarantee customers for prison workshops, private industry is getting its way. By Amelia Gruber
Managing TechnologyNetwork Anomalies
Agencies can ward off hackers by finding pattern shifts before the damage is done. By Karen D. Schwartz
Managing TechnologyLinked in the Fight
Log on, learn and live another day. By Shane Harris
Management MattersRed Tape or Redemption
The performance improvement plan should be a last chance-not a parting shot-before workers get fired. By Brian Friel
ViewpointThe Sums of Silence
Failure to cultivate employee idea programs could be costing agencies millions. By Angela Smith
ViewpointThe Fine Print of Firing
HR offices have a lot to learn about appeal rights for employees who get the ax. By William N. Rudman
IN EVERY ISSUE
Capturing the character of the kinetic Tom Davis.
Office identity theft, on the outs at NASA, giving vets a hand, America's spies and moving your money.
The U.S. government puts on a good face overseas. Americans themselves are another matter. By Tom Shoop