Government Executive - Managementhttp://www.govexec.com/management/News and analysis about running federal operationsen-usFri, 27 Feb 2015 11:59:00 -0500NASA Satellite Program Shows Rain Information in Detailhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/nasa-satellite-program-shows-rain-information-detail/106293/The Global Precipitation Measurement gives an unprecedented view of global precipitation available in near real time.Brian Kahn, QuartzFri, 27 Feb 2015 11:59:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/nasa-satellite-program-shows-rain-information-detail/106293/Managementjoyfull/Shutterstock.comBad Weather: Better for Work, Terrible for Everything Elsehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/02/bad-weather-better-work-terrible-everything-else/106284/Now is the winter of our productivity.Bourree Lam, The AtlanticFri, 27 Feb 2015 10:03:46 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/02/bad-weather-better-work-terrible-everything-else/106284/Management - Promising PracticesAndrew F. Kazmierski / Shutterstock.com file photoVet Group Wants to Turn Veterans Health Administration Into Amtrakhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/vet-group-wants-turn-veterans-health-administration-amtrak/106254/Proposal would transform federal agency into a government-chartered nonprofit and give vets a private health care option.Kellie LunneyThu, 26 Feb 2015 17:07:16 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/vet-group-wants-turn-veterans-health-administration-amtrak/106254/ManagementSen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. , said the current VHA model doesn't work anymore. J. Scott Applewhite/APStressed? It’s Not How Much You Do, It’s How You Do Ithttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/02/stressed-its-not-how-much-you-do-its-how-you-do-it/106248/Fighting anxiety, especially in high-pressure situations, can be a drain on the body’s resources.Sonali Kohli, QuartzThu, 26 Feb 2015 16:21:05 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/02/stressed-its-not-how-much-you-do-its-how-you-do-it/106248/Management - Promising PracticesKieferPix/Shutterstock.comFeds Dismiss Google's Fears Over FBI’s Hacking Powerhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/feds-dismiss-googles-fears-over-fbis-hacking-power/106239/Google’s claim that the expansion of search warrant authority is a “monumental” constitutional threat is grounded in inaccuracies, the Justice Department said.Dustin Volz, National JournalThu, 26 Feb 2015 16:00:31 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/feds-dismiss-googles-fears-over-fbis-hacking-power/106239/Managementantb / Shutterstock.comEven the Best Cover Letter Isn’t As Good As a Two Minute Conversationhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/02/even-best-cover-letter-isnt-good-two-minute-conversation/106233/It's harder to ignore the phone than written correspondence.Max Nisen, QuartzThu, 26 Feb 2015 14:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/02/even-best-cover-letter-isnt-good-two-minute-conversation/106233/Management - Promising PracticesGajus/Shutterstock.comLoretta Lynch's Nomination to Succeed Eric Holder Passes Its First Testhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/loretta-lynchs-nomination-succeed-eric-holder-passes-its-first-test/106188/Lynch's nomination will go to the full Senate floor after passing out of committee 12-8.Rachel Roubein, National JournalThu, 26 Feb 2015 12:33:24 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/loretta-lynchs-nomination-succeed-eric-holder-passes-its-first-test/106188/Management Loretta Lynch closes her eyes as she finishes being sworn in to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in January. J. Scott Applewhite/APThe Five Paradoxes of Continuous Improvementhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/02/five-paradoxes-continuous-improvement/106059/Common approaches to innovation can actually kill creativity.Joakim AhlströmThu, 26 Feb 2015 10:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/02/five-paradoxes-continuous-improvement/106059/Management - Promising Practicespatpitchaya/Shutterstock.comWashington Agencies Open on Two-Hour Delayhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/washington-agencies-open-two-hour-delay/106140/Snow falls during morning rush hour.GovExec StaffThu, 26 Feb 2015 05:42:14 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/washington-agencies-open-two-hour-delay/106140/Management imantsu/Shutterstock.comWatchdog Dings Coast Guard for Lax Travel Spending Oversighthttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/watchdog-dings-coast-guard-lax-travel-spending-oversight/106086/The agency spent nearly $4.5 million over four years for medical care travel for certain service members – and some of it might have been unnecessary.Kellie LunneyWed, 25 Feb 2015 15:05:47 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/watchdog-dings-coast-guard-lax-travel-spending-oversight/106086/ManagementNicoElNino / Shutterstock.comWhy the Gap Between Worker Pay and Productivity Is So Problematichttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/02/why-gap-between-worker-pay-and-productivity-so-problematic/106050/Labor has become more efficient and profitable, but employees aren't sharing in the benefits.Gillian B. White, The AtlanticWed, 25 Feb 2015 14:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/02/why-gap-between-worker-pay-and-productivity-so-problematic/106050/Management - Promising PracticesJosh randall/Shutterstock.comHow Not to Kill Employee Engagementhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/02/how-not-kill-employee-engagement/106005/Avoid death by brownbag and other well-intentioned morale busters.Gleason Rowe, Corner AllianceWed, 25 Feb 2015 10:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/02/how-not-kill-employee-engagement/106005/Management - Promising Practices186PIX/Shutterstock.comEmbattled Safety Agency Head Used Personal Email -- Reporthttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/embattled-safety-agency-head-used-personal-email-report/106029/Chemical Safety Board head cited "hostile environment" in keeping emails private.Jason Plautz, National JournalWed, 25 Feb 2015 09:16:11 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/embattled-safety-agency-head-used-personal-email-report/106029/ManagementMark Humphrey/AP File PhotoThe Architectural Theory That’s Killing Personal Space at Workhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/02/architectural-theory-s-killing-personal-space-work/105867/Communal space at work can help spark creativity, but it has a cost.Max Nisen, QuartzTue, 24 Feb 2015 15:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/02/architectural-theory-s-killing-personal-space-work/105867/Management - Promising Practicespcruciatti / Shutterstock.comEnvironmentalists Protest Forest Service Job Cutshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/environmentalists-protest-forest-service-job-cuts/105963/Fiscal 2016 budget proposes eliminating 133 jobs in law enforcement.Charles S. ClarkTue, 24 Feb 2015 14:20:25 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/environmentalists-protest-forest-service-job-cuts/105963/ManagementSunset in Olympic National Forest in Washington state. U.S. Forest ServiceThe Salary Increase You Can Expect From a Graduate Degree, By Majorhttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/02/salary-increase-you-can-expect-graduate-degree-major/105864/A graphical guide to the returns on extra schooling.Max Nisen, QuartzTue, 24 Feb 2015 12:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/02/salary-increase-you-can-expect-graduate-degree-major/105864/Management - Promising PracticesZholobov Vadim/Shutterstock.comHow Diverse Should Your Team Be?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/02/how-diverse-should-your-team-be/105894/NBA data point to a sweet spot in balancing diversity and similarity of skills.Hillary RosnerTue, 24 Feb 2015 09:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/02/how-diverse-should-your-team-be/105894/Management - Promising PracticesValentin Valkov/Shutterstock.comWhat Would You Say in Your Acceptance Speech?http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/02/what-would-you-say-your-acceptance-speech/105840/Think about what message you'd want to send, if you had 60 seconds on stage at the Oscars.Scott EblinMon, 23 Feb 2015 16:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/executive-coach/2015/02/what-would-you-say-your-acceptance-speech/105840/Management - Executive CoachFeatureflash/Shutterstock.comNational Archives Chief Outlines 80-Year Cleanup Jobhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/national-archives-chief-outlines-80-year-cleanup-job/105837/Emails from the Obama administration have topped 1 billion.Charles S. ClarkMon, 23 Feb 2015 14:16:55 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/national-archives-chief-outlines-80-year-cleanup-job/105837/ManagementArchivist of the United States David FerrieroFlickr user Kim Walker/Elon University5 Ways to Make Your Management Consultants More Effectivehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/02/5-ways-make-your-management-consultants-more-effective/105828/When you seek outside advice, the worst thing you can do is not listen.Steve GoodrichMon, 23 Feb 2015 13:53:25 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/02/5-ways-make-your-management-consultants-more-effective/105828/Management - Promising PracticesIsmagilov/Shutterstock.comCountdown to a Homeland Security Shutdownhttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/homeland-security-shutdown-countdown-clock/105801/Funding is set to expire Friday., National JournalMon, 23 Feb 2015 11:18:10 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/homeland-security-shutdown-countdown-clock/105801/ManagementLove Coffee? You Should Probably Be Drinking Even Morehttp://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/02/love-coffee-you-should-probably-be-drinking-even-more/105804/Self-proclaimed caffeine addicts will be glad to hear the results of this new study., QuartzMon, 23 Feb 2015 10:33:47 -0500http://www.govexec.com/excellence/promising-practices/2015/02/love-coffee-you-should-probably-be-drinking-even-more/105804/Management - Promising PracticesKichigin/Shutterstock.comBeware of the Unpaid TSA Agenthttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/beware-unpaid-tsa-agent/105795/The Obama administration's latest DHS shutdown warning focuses on the federal workers who won't get their paychecks.Rachel Roubein, National JournalMon, 23 Feb 2015 09:59:19 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/beware-unpaid-tsa-agent/105795/ManagementMark Lennihan/AP file photoHealth and Human Services Messed Up 800,000 Obamacare Tax Formshttp://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/health-and-human-services-messed-800000-obamacare-tax-forms/105747/Taxpayers received incorrect information about their subsidies.Sam Baker, National JournalFri, 20 Feb 2015 15:47:10 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/health-and-human-services-messed-800000-obamacare-tax-forms/105747/Management txking / Shutterstock.comBroadcasting Board’s New CEO: 'I Didn't Come Here to Cut'http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/broadcasting-boards-new-ceo-i-didnt-come-here-cut/105717/Andrew Lack tells troubled staff he is aiming for growth.Charles S. ClarkFri, 20 Feb 2015 14:15:48 -0500http://www.govexec.com/management/2015/02/broadcasting-boards-new-ceo-i-didnt-come-here-cut/105717/ManagementNew BBG chief executive Andrew Lack. BBG