New edition of report on political jobs cites an increase in noncompetitive positions.
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Rankings from University of Michigan index show government is serving the public better than ever in most areas.
FDA says it doesn't have the resources to keep up with required biennial inspections of foreign manufacturers that sell drugs in the United States.
Most research and development work critical to NASA’s mission no longer is performed inside the space agency.
Department urged to create an undersecretary of policy to focus on long-range planning.
Agency still recovering from 2003 Columbia disaster.
Audit shows that fewer than two-thirds of callers got complete and accurate answers.
Agent claims he was pressured to falsify prewar Iraq WMD reporting.
Transporation Secretary Norman Mineta said such partnerships can save time and can cut construction costs by up to 40 percent.
Often, the best outcome is incremental improvement, not the kind of jump in management effectiveness that agencies need.