New Chair of Troubled Chemical Safety Board Begins Listening Tour

Sutherland seeks "a better culture and experience" for a body some called toxic.

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How Government Techies Can Usher in the Next Generation of Federal Workers

18F hopes to match agencies with employees while benefiting both.

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NASA Plans to Hitch Rides on Comets – Using Harpoons and Tethers

The system may one day be used to hitchhike across the solar system.

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So Long to the Cubit and Ad Hoc Performance Metrics

Cross-agency benchmarks support data-driven decision-making.

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No, Americans Probably Aren't Suffering From a Lack of Sleep

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Obamacare Hasn't Knocked John Kasich Out of the Race for the White House

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How FEMA Director Craig Fugate Wants to Reshape Disaster Management

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It’s Time to Rethink the Way Work Is Managed

Better performance comes with clear expectations and mutual trust.

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Analysis: How the Federal Government Built White Suburbia

Federal housing policies didn’t just deny opportunities to black residents. They subsidized and safeguarded whites-only neighborhoods.

Frustrations of 2013 Shutdown Linger As the Threat of a Repeat Grows, Says Ex-Pentagon Comptroller

Robert Hale is growing less hopeful about avoiding a lapse in appropriations next month.

President Obama speaks to reporters before taking a boat tour at the Kenai Fjords National Park on Sept. 1 in Seward, Alaska.

Obama Gives New Role to Federal Agency Once Deemed Useless by Its Own IG

Denali Commission will coordinate climate change response in Alaska.

NASA Creates New Quick 'Self-Healing' Material

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