Government Executive - All Contenthttp://www.govexec.com/GovExec.com is government's business news daily and the premier Web site for federal managers and executives.en-usFri, 18 Apr 2014 16:05:30 -0400Is BBG Missing Opportunities With Its Coverage of the Ukraine Crisis?http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/bbg-missing-opportunities-its-coverage-ukraine-crisis/82849/Voice of America’s Russia programming defended as widely heard in region despite obstacles.Charles S. ClarkFri, 18 Apr 2014 16:05:30 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/bbg-missing-opportunities-its-coverage-ukraine-crisis/82849/DefenseProtestors have been gathering in Kiev for months.Emilio Morenatti/AP8 Reasons Small Teams Work Betterhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/8-reasons-small-teams-work-better/82804/If your group can’t be fed with two pizzas, it’s probably too big.Rich KarlgaardFri, 18 Apr 2014 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/8-reasons-small-teams-work-better/82804/Management - Promising PracticesJag_cz/Shutterstock.comThe IRS Isn’t Regulating Most of the People You Pay to File Your Taxeshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/04/irs-isnt-regulating-most-people-you-pay-file-your-taxes/82837/These tax 'preparers' are making a lot of mistakes, GAO finds.Eric KatzFri, 18 Apr 2014 15:55:06 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/04/irs-isnt-regulating-most-people-you-pay-file-your-taxes/82837/ManagementJ Pat Carter/APThe Psychologist Behind the CIA's Torture Program Desperately Wants to Speak Outhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/psychologist-behind-cias-torture-program-desperately-wants-speak-out/82834/Non-disclosure agreements with the government are holding him back.Connor Simpson, The WireFri, 18 Apr 2014 15:14:37 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/psychologist-behind-cias-torture-program-desperately-wants-speak-out/82834/Defenseruskpp/Shutterstock.comHillary Clinton's New Book Title Has Already Been Used by a Former Secretary of Statehttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/04/hillary-clintons-new-book-title-has-already-been-used-former-secretary-state/82822/Political-memoir names: so cliche that they're bound to repeat.Matt Berman, National JournalFri, 18 Apr 2014 14:25:21 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/04/hillary-clintons-new-book-title-has-already-been-used-former-secretary-state/82822/ManagementRoss D. Franklin/AP3 Myths That Cripple Acquisition: No. 1 Government Can Be Perfecthttp://www.govexec.com/contracting/2014/04/3-myths-cripple-acquisition/82792/What it will take to set realistic expectations for federal programs.Kymm McCabeFri, 18 Apr 2014 14:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/contracting/2014/04/3-myths-cripple-acquisition/82792/ContractingNAN728/Shutterstock.comNew Perk Gives Federal Employees a Break on the Cost of Educationhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2014/04/new-perk-gives-federal-employees-break-cost-education/82813/Alliance between OPM and University of Maryland University College will offer feds a 25 percent discount on out-of-state tuition.Kellie LunneyFri, 18 Apr 2014 13:19:58 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2014/04/new-perk-gives-federal-employees-break-cost-education/82813/Pay & Benefitszimmytws/Shutterstock.comAnalysis: We Need More Secrecyhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/04/analysis-we-need-more-secrecy/82798/Why government transparency can be the enemy of liberty.David Frum, The AtlanticFri, 18 Apr 2014 12:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/04/analysis-we-need-more-secrecy/82798/ManagementSergey Nivens/Shutterstock.comEdward Snowden Says He Was Challenging Vladimir Putin, Not Helping Himhttp://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/04/edward-snowden-says-he-was-challenging-vladimir-putin-not-helping-him/82795/NSA leaker defended his decision to participate in the conversation in a Guardian op-ed.Abby Ohlheiser, The WireFri, 18 Apr 2014 10:47:46 -0400http://www.govexec.com/technology/2014/04/edward-snowden-says-he-was-challenging-vladimir-putin-not-helping-him/82795/TechnologyVincent Yu/AP file photoCause of Deadly Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Remains a Mysteryhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/cause-deadly-texas-fertilizer-plant-explosion-remains-mystery/82789/Chemical Safety Board is still investigating on one-year anniversary.Sara Morrison, The WireFri, 18 Apr 2014 09:44:12 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/cause-deadly-texas-fertilizer-plant-explosion-remains-mystery/82789/DefenseAn American and Texas flag fly side by side Friday, May 31, 2013, in West, Texas, atop the destroyed remains of the fertilizer plant that exploded killing 15 and injuring 200.Tony Gutierrez/APPlay of the Day: Will Chelsea Clinton's Baby Run For President in 2016?http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/04/play-day-will-chelsea-clintons-baby-run-president-2016/82786/Everyone has baby fever after the announcement.Mauro Whiteman, National JournalFri, 18 Apr 2014 09:22:37 -0400http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/04/play-day-will-chelsea-clintons-baby-run-president-2016/82786/OversightJeff Bottari/APConservative Legal Group Unearths New IRS Lois Lerner Emailshttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/04/conservative-legal-group-unearths-new-irs-lois-lerner-emails/82774/House Republicans say her contact with Justice Department shows politicization.Charles S. ClarkThu, 17 Apr 2014 17:27:49 -0400http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/04/conservative-legal-group-unearths-new-irs-lois-lerner-emails/82774/OversightThe group says the documents show that Lois Lerner inquired at Justice as to “whether it was possible to criminally prosecute certain tax-exempt entities.”J. Scott Applewhite/AP file photoCould an Overhaul to the Federal Giving Drive Do More Harm Than Good? http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/04/could-overhaul-federal-giving-drive-do-more-harm-good/82765/Lawmakers worry changes could drive away charities, donors.Eric KatzThu, 17 Apr 2014 17:04:16 -0400http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/04/could-overhaul-federal-giving-drive-do-more-harm-good/82765/OversightDooder/Shutterstock.comIs Multitasking Slowing You Down?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/multitasking-slowing-you-down/82762/Pivoting between projects can be inefficient and demoralizing.Jessica LoveThu, 17 Apr 2014 17:03:50 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/multitasking-slowing-you-down/82762/Management - Promising Practices SkegbyV/Shutterstock.comFound Moneyhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/04/found-money/82747/Tips and tricks for accumulating a little extra cash for your retirement.Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 17 Apr 2014 16:23:39 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/04/found-money/82747/Pay & Benefits - Retirement Planningisak55/Shutterstock.comFederal Gender Pay Gap Quiz: The Answers http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2014/04/federal-gender-pay-gap-quiz-answers/82744/Kellie LunneyThu, 17 Apr 2014 16:21:56 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2014/04/federal-gender-pay-gap-quiz-answers/82744/Pay & BenefitsQuiz: Some Surprising Facts About the Federal Gender Pay Gaphttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2014/04/quiz-some-surprising-facts-about-federal-gender-pay-gap/82738/A lot has changed for women in government in just the past two decades.Kellie LunneyThu, 17 Apr 2014 16:21:38 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2014/04/quiz-some-surprising-facts-about-federal-gender-pay-gap/82738/Pay & BenefitsAirotkiv/Shutterstock.comEdward Snowden Makes Surprise Guest Appearance at Putin Qhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/edward-snowden-makes-surprise-guest-appearance-putin-q/82732/Snowden appeared via webcam to ask Putin to share his stance on mass surveillance of civilians.Danielle Wiener-Bronner, The WireThu, 17 Apr 2014 15:22:08 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/04/edward-snowden-makes-surprise-guest-appearance-putin-q/82732/DefenseEdward Snowden, displayed on television screens, asks a question to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a nationally televised question-and-answer session, in Moscow.Pavel Golovkin/APThe Complete Guide to Structuring Your Ideal Work Dayhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/complete-guide-structuring-your-ideal-work-day/82720/Here’s our take on a top-notch schedule to maximize your productivity and happiness.Rachel Feltman, QuartzThu, 17 Apr 2014 15:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/complete-guide-structuring-your-ideal-work-day/82720/Management - Promising Practicesiluistrator/Shutterstock.comEric Holder Doesn’t Deserve to Be Paid, Republican Lawmakers Sayhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2014/04/eric-holder-doesnt-deserve-be-paid-republican-lawmakers-say/82726/Group introduces bill to prohibit feds held in contempt of Congress from receiving their salaries.Eric KatzThu, 17 Apr 2014 13:46:45 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2014/04/eric-holder-doesnt-deserve-be-paid-republican-lawmakers-say/82726/Pay & BenefitsManuel Balce Ceneta/APBudget Vote Proves House GOP Can't Do Anything Big in 2014http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/04/budget-vote-proves-house-gop-cant-do-anything-big-2014/82705/Overcoming the Goldilocks complex could be tough in an election year.Tim Alberta, National JournalThu, 17 Apr 2014 10:34:36 -0400http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/04/budget-vote-proves-house-gop-cant-do-anything-big-2014/82705/OversightJ. Scott Applewhite/APAre Your Employees Incompetent? 4 Reasons Whyhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/are-your-employees-incompetent-4-reasons-why/82699/The answers may change the way you lead.Alan Pentz, Corner AllianceThu, 17 Apr 2014 09:32:58 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/are-your-employees-incompetent-4-reasons-why/82699/Management - Promising Practicessharpshutter/Shutterstock.comPlay of the Day: The Five Worst Jobs in America Surprisingly Don't Include Politicianhttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/04/play-day-five-worst-jobs-america-surprisingly-dont-include-politician/82696/Government workers also don't make the list, surprisingly.Mauro Whiteman, National JournalThu, 17 Apr 2014 09:23:34 -0400http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/04/play-day-five-worst-jobs-america-surprisingly-dont-include-politician/82696/OversightLumberjack was the worst job on the list. PEPPERSMINT/Shutterstock.comMore Than 15,000 Federal Employees Make at Least $200Khttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/pay-benefits-watch/2014/04/more-15000-federal-employees-make-least-200k/82663/Top earning employees work at highly specialized agencies.Eric KatzThu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/pay-benefits-watch/2014/04/more-15000-federal-employees-make-least-200k/82663/Pay & Benefits - Pay & Benefits WatchMaryna Pleshkun/Shutterstock.com4 Ways the Workplace Has Become More Dangeroushttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/4-ways-workplace-has-become-more-dangerous/82669/Tips for preventing and handling threats and violence on the job.Harold ValentineWed, 16 Apr 2014 17:22:42 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/04/4-ways-workplace-has-become-more-dangerous/82669/Management - Promising Practicesnito/Shutterstock.com