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, 24 Oct 2014 17:23:28 -0400Ebola Specialists Think Globally, Congress Thinks Domesticallyhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/ebola-specialists-think-globally-congress-thinks-domestically/97397/Obama’s new czar skips hearing as HHS preparedness chief defends progress.Charles S. ClarkFri, 24 Oct 2014 17:23:28 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/ebola-specialists-think-globally-congress-thinks-domestically/97397/DefenseDr. Nicole Lurie, assistant secretary for preparedness and response at HHS, testifies at Friday's hearing. J. Scott Applewhite/APGraffiti Artist 'Creepytings' Is Defacing National Parkshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/graffiti-artist-creepytings-defacing-national-parks/97379/As long as National Park Service budgets shrink, vandalism is going to be a feature of our favorite natural spaces.Kriston Capps, CityLabFri, 24 Oct 2014 17:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/graffiti-artist-creepytings-defacing-national-parks/97379/ManagementThe artist defaced Telescope Peak in Death Valley National Park.Wikimedia CommonsWhere to Find the Government’s Happiest Employeeshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/where-find-governments-happiest-employees/97385/Science agencies once again boast the most content workers, according to a new survey.Kellie LunneyFri, 24 Oct 2014 16:50:29 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/where-find-governments-happiest-employees/97385/ManagementExpedition 41 Flight Engineer Barry Wilmore of NASA prepares for his launch onboard the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft in September. NASA consistently ranks well on employee surveys. Joel Kowsky/NASACongressional Candidates Vie for Mantle of Next Federal Employees’ Herohttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/10/congressional-candidates-vie-mantle-next-fed-employees-hero/97388/As two fed-friendly lawmakers from Northern Virginia retire, new federal advocates seek office.Eric KatzFri, 24 Oct 2014 16:32:47 -0400http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/10/congressional-candidates-vie-mantle-next-fed-employees-hero/97388/OversightRepublican Barbara Comstock has a slight lead in the close race to replace fed-friendly Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va. J. Scott Applewhite/AP file photo3 Tips for Keeping Your R Budget Healthyhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/3-tips-keep-your-research-and-development-budget-healthy/97283/You can't do it all, so focus on what your agency does best.Alan Pentz, Corner AllianceFri, 24 Oct 2014 16:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/3-tips-keep-your-research-and-development-budget-healthy/97283/Management - Promising Practiceswk1003mike/Shutterstock.comHere's a Photo of President Obama Hugging a Nurse Who Survived Ebolahttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/heres-photo-president-obama-hugging-nurse-who-survived-ebola/97376/It's been a whirlwind month for Nina Pham.Emma Roller, National JournalFri, 24 Oct 2014 15:52:24 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/heres-photo-president-obama-hugging-nurse-who-survived-ebola/97376/ManagementEvan Vucci/APOne-Fifth of Detroit's Population Could Lose Their Homeshttp://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/10/one-fifth-detroits-population-could-lose-their-homes/97373/Many families could stay put for just a few hundred dollars, if only they knew how to work the system.Rose Hackman, The AtlanticFri, 24 Oct 2014 15:48:53 -0400http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/10/one-fifth-detroits-population-could-lose-their-homes/97373/State & LocalThe Spirit of Detroit statue was created in 1958. Susan Montgomery/Shutterstock.comVets Have Less Faith in Merit-Based Federal Promotions Than Their Peershttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2014/10/vets-have-less-faith-merit-based-federal-promotions-their-peers/97355/Annual governmentwide survey of feds shows concerns over fairness in the workplace and senior leadership.Kellie LunneyFri, 24 Oct 2014 14:12:29 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2014/10/vets-have-less-faith-merit-based-federal-promotions-their-peers/97355/Pay & BenefitsOPM Director Katherine Archuleta committed to helping agencies foster employee engagement Education DepartmentInfographic: No, Millennials in Government Don't Love Their Jobs Eitherhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2014/10/no-millennials-government-dont-love-their-jobs-either-Infographic/97340/Younger respondents to OPM's Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey report lower satisfaction in their jobs.Ross GianfortuneFri, 24 Oct 2014 13:22:45 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2014/10/no-millennials-government-dont-love-their-jobs-either-Infographic/97340/Pay & BenefitsPressmaster/Shutterstock.comHow Retirement Was Inventedhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/how-retirement-was-invented/97331/The earliest schemes for financial support in old age were pegged to life expectancy.Sarah Laskow, The AtlanticFri, 24 Oct 2014 13:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/how-retirement-was-invented/97331/Management - Promising PracticesDiego Cervo/Shutterstock.comReport: Many of America's Ebola-Preparedness Supplies Have Expiredhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/report-many-americas-ebola-preparedness-supplies-have-expired/97349/Assessment raises concerns about the ability of DHS to protect personnel in the event of an Ebola outbreak in the U.S.Sophie Novack, National JournalFri, 24 Oct 2014 12:44:48 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/report-many-americas-ebola-preparedness-supplies-have-expired/97349/DefenseHealth care workers learn the proper protocols for personal protective equipment during a CDC Ebola training course. Dr. Nahid Bhadelia/CDCWill Obama Fire Staff After Election Day? Probably Not.http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/will-obama-fire-staff-after-election-day-probably-not/97328/Past presidents have often responded to electoral drubbings by changing staff. Here's why this president won't.George E. Condon Jr., National JournalFri, 24 Oct 2014 12:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/will-obama-fire-staff-after-election-day-probably-not/97328/ManagementAmerican Spirit / Shutterstock.comThe World's Wealthiest Terroristshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/worlds-wealthiest-terrorists/97325/ISIS has made at least $20 million in ransom this year and millions more in oil revenues, the Treasury Department said Thursday.Russell Berman, The AtlanticFri, 24 Oct 2014 11:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/worlds-wealthiest-terrorists/97325/DefenseAP/Raqqa Media CenterTennessee Set to 'Review' the Common Corehttp://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/10/tennessee-set-review-common-core/97322/The state has appointed a review panel and is inviting the public to make recommendations. But how much are the standards really likely to change?Erik Robelen, The AtlanticFri, 24 Oct 2014 09:22:57 -0400http://www.govexec.com/state-local/2014/10/tennessee-set-review-common-core/97322/State & LocalErik Schelzig/APThis Ted Cruz Staffer Blamed Ebola on Obamacarehttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/10/ted-cruz-staffer-blamed-ebola-obamacare/97319/“Before Obamacare, there had never been a confirmed case of Ebola in the U.S.,” Nick Muzin tweeted.Dustin Volz, National JournalFri, 24 Oct 2014 09:17:40 -0400http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2014/10/ted-cruz-staffer-blamed-ebola-obamacare/97319/OversightStudio_3321/Shutterstock.comLeon Panetta’s Hard Lessons in Leadershiphttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/leon-panettas-hard-lessons-leadership/97274/From the memoirs of Obama administration appointees.Paul R. Lawrence and Mark A. AbramsonFri, 24 Oct 2014 09:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2014/10/leon-panettas-hard-lessons-leadership/97274/Management - Promising PracticesDoctor in New York City Diagnosed With Ebolahttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/doctor-new-york-city-diagnosed-ebola/97313/CDC has dispatched a rapid response team to New York.Russell Berman, The AtlanticThu, 23 Oct 2014 23:11:33 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/doctor-new-york-city-diagnosed-ebola/97313/DefenseJohn Minchillo/APWhere Is the Investigation Into Financial Corruption at the NSA?http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/where-investigation-financial-corruption-nsa/97292/Suspicious business dealings by several high-ranking officials easily warrant an inquiry. Does anyone in Congress care enough to make it happen?Conor Friedersdorf, The AtlanticThu, 23 Oct 2014 18:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/where-investigation-financial-corruption-nsa/97292/DefensePatrick Semansky/AP file photoProviding For Each Otherhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/10/providing-each-other/97301/What’s best for a couple who are both federal employees?Tammy Flanagan, National Institute of Transition PlanningThu, 23 Oct 2014 17:20:23 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/retirement-planning/2014/10/providing-each-other/97301/Pay & Benefits - Retirement PlanningRuslan Guzov/Shutterstock.comBurden of Proof: The New Reality for Senior Execs at VAhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/burden-proof-new-reality-senior-execs-va/97286/Fired executives have few options under final reform rules.Eric KatzThu, 23 Oct 2014 17:16:42 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/burden-proof-new-reality-senior-execs-va/97286/ManagementPhotosani / Shutterstock.comThis Is What the 'Largest Ever U.S. Response to a Global Health Crisis' Looks Like http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/what-largest-ever-us-response-global-health-crisis-looks/97289/A guide to the who, what and how many of the federal government's fight against Ebola.Eric KatzThu, 23 Oct 2014 17:11:28 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/what-largest-ever-us-response-global-health-crisis-looks/97289/DefenseU.S. Navy Lt. Jose Garcia prepares samples for further analysis at a Naval Medical Research Center mobile laboratory at Bushrod Island, Liberia.Chief Petty Officer Jerrold Diederich/U.S. Army AfricaLet Slip the Secret Service Dogshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/let-slip-secret-service-dogs/97295/A pair of canines play hero in the latest fence-jumping incident at the White House.Russell Berman, The AtlanticThu, 23 Oct 2014 17:02:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/let-slip-secret-service-dogs/97295/DefenseSecret Service via TwitterIG: Secret Service Showed ‘Serious Lapse in Judgment’ in Operation Moonshinehttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/ig-secret-service-showed-serious-lapse-judgment-operation-moonshine/97268/Watchdog criticizes agency for diverting agents in 2011 from protecting White House to monitoring an employee’s neighborhood fight.Kellie LunneyThu, 23 Oct 2014 15:36:14 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/ig-secret-service-showed-serious-lapse-judgment-operation-moonshine/97268/Defensekropic1 / Shutterstock.comArmy Mistreated Transgender Employee, Probe Showshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/army-mistreated-transgender-employee-probe-shows/97271/Office of Special Counsel restores employee’s job and launches re-training of supervisors.Charles S. ClarkThu, 23 Oct 2014 15:29:18 -0400http://www.govexec.com/defense/2014/10/army-mistreated-transgender-employee-probe-shows/97271/DefenseXiXinXing/Shutterstock.comUSAID Watchdog Softened Audits, Whistleblowers Tell Posthttp://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/usaid-watchdog-softened-audits-whistleblowers-tell-post/97256/Acting IG withdraws nomination in advance of report.Charles S. ClarkThu, 23 Oct 2014 15:22:28 -0400http://www.govexec.com/management/2014/10/usaid-watchdog-softened-audits-whistleblowers-tell-post/97256/ManagementActing IG Michael Carroll Flickr user OversightandReform