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Ex-OMB Controller Praises Trump’s Agency Reorganization Plan

Mader likes "whole of government" view and 12-month lead time.

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Trump Fans and Critics Alike Question the Proposed Hiring Surge at Homeland Security

Senators and unions cast doubt on the plan’s feasibility and necessity.

Conservative Legal Group Sues EPA Over Encrypted Messages

The issue concerns whether employees used private apps for work-related matters to bypass records management policies.

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Inbox Zero is a Waste of Time. This is How a World-class Behavioral Economist Tames His Email

Dan Ariely created an automatic reply email with FAQs that try to anticipate most of the requests he receives.

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Memo to OMB: Speed Kills

Setting aside the debate over what should be funded (or not), much could be achieved if the administration took a longer view.

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The 7 Tools of Great Leaders

Too many of us are transactional managers focusing on activity and ignoring our real mission—to promote growth.

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There’s One Kind of Employee Who is Vastly Underappreciated in Most Modern Offices

Conventional wisdom holds that to succeed in the 21st century workplace, you need to be bold, outgoing, and highly energetic.

Excellence in Government President Trump signed an executive order March 13 aimed at reforming the executive branch.

How Trump’s Plan to Reorganize Government Could Work

We’ve seen this talk many times before, but done right, it could actually be successful.

With the Travel Ban, Federal Courts Face a New Legal Issue

Should judges consider a president’s statements when attempting to understand the meaning of an executive order?

Laptops and Tablets Have Been Banned from Being Used on 56 Routes to the U.S.

Passengers will be required to pack larger electronics into their checked luggage.

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Hard-won Lessons From a Government Reform Pioneer

U.S. agencies could learn a lot from their counterparts in New Zealand.

State Department Advised to Improve Performance Measures on Embassy Design

GAO calls for centralized detail on factors such as facility energy use.

Three of the 10 programs were in the Education Department.

The 10 Largest Programs on Trump’s Chopping Block

Thousands of federal employees could see their jobs functions eliminated.

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