Ex-FEMA Chief Makes No Apologies for Katrina Performance

In extended interview, Michael Brown goes after news media, DHS, state and local indecisiveness.

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Buzz Aldrin Wants to Colonize Mars

He says he has a "master plan" to colonize the planet by 2039.

How the Postal Service Managed a Remarkable Response During Katrina

Employees got work, mail was delivered and normalcy, eventually, was restored.


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The Secret Suffering of the Middle Manager

All of the downsides of being a subordinate, combined with all of the downsides of having to tell people to do things they don't want to do.

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NASA’s 20-Year-Old Astronaut Hiring Procedures Still Work Today

Putting several extremely talented, smart and confident people into space together requires the ultimate in teamwork, physical and mental toughness, and psychological agility.

Obama Embarks on Alaska Trip to Talk Climate, Glaciers

Warren G. Harding had a different kind of trip north, and didn’t live to tell the tale.

Obama Cites Inequities 'Brewing for Decades' Near Katrina Anniversary

The president visited New Orleans Thursday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of what he called a partly "man-made disaster."

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The High Professional Cost of Your Inability to Trust

It's even more complicated when challenged to operate as a team.

Is Fiorina Better Off Being Left Out Of The Next Debate?

Despite the climb in the polls, the 2016 contender still may not make it onto the main stage. In an outsider’s campaign, that might not be a bad thing.

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Modafinil Really Is a 'Smart Drug,' But Is It Workplace Doping?

Modafinil was recently found to enhance cognition in healthy people.

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Budgeteers Join Forces Online to Get More Bang for the Buck

How MAX Federal Community boosts cross-agency collaboration.

Lois Lerner emails obtained from the House Ways and Means Committee.

Yet Another Lois Lerner Email Account Identified

Justice Department acknowledges new documents are headed to Judicial Watch.

OPM to Agencies: We're Here to Help

The government's HR office is trying to be more proactive in helping agencies create the most effective workforce.