How to Get Ahead in a Winner Take All World

The rise of superstar firms is rooted in fundamental technological and economic shifts that are mostly desirable.

Think Government Can’t Do Anything Quickly and Cheaply? Think Again.

Looking to build a “test, learn and adapt” culture, federal agencies have conducted dozens of rapid, low-cost experiments over the last few years.

Thousands Of Asylum Seekers Left Waiting At The U.S.-Mexico Border

As part of a new "metering" policy, U.S. officials are turning asylum seekers away at ports of entry along the southern border. Thousands wait, straining the resources of Mexican border towns.

Viewpoint: Vetting Foreigners’ Facebook Feeds Won’t Make Americans Safer

The federal government wants visa applicants to cough up their social-media handles.

America’s Job Listings Have Gone Off the Deep End

What even is a data-obsessed, project-juggling digital ninja?

It's Time to End the 'Manel' Tradition of All-Male Speaking Panels

"It is not enough to give lip service to equality; leaders must demonstrate their commitment through their actions," says Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health.

Kansas City Region Will Host Relocated Agriculture Offices

Local lawmakers welcome Secretary Perdue’s choice in still-disputed moves out of Washington, D.C.

What is Fair Pay for Federal Employees?

Officials plan to do something they've never done before—develop a market analysis comparing the total compensation for federal jobs with their non-federal counterparts.


Going to the Moon: Reflections on a Government Success Story 50 Years Later

“The real heroes of Project Apollo were public servants,” says historian Douglas Brinkley.

Welcome to the New Government Executive

We’ve updated our look to showcase what you value most—our award-winning news coverage—while making it easier to find the things you care about, such as ebooks, podcasts, events and popular columns.

ACLU Alleges Coast Guard Detained and Abused Fishermen

A lawsuit says the agency accused innocent men of drug smuggling, chained them to decks, and sailed with them straight into a hurricane.

If Boss Shoots Down Ideas, Employees Won’t Speak Up

Bosses who reject suggestions harshly can shut up their employees, research suggests.

Union Organizers Score Another Win at USDA

Staff at National Institute of Food and Agriculture vote 137-2 to join the American Federation of Government Employees.

A Once Unthinkable Proposal for Refugee Camps

A political scientist has suggested closed camps on Western soil. Only the awfulness of the status quo makes it worth considering.

House Budget Chair Suspects White House Will Flirt with Shutdown

John Yarmouth, D-Ky., says the administration wants to delay a deal to maximize leverage with Congress.

Homeland Security Watchdog Retires After Flap Over ‘Feel Good’ FEMA Reviews

11-year veteran Kelly told staff on Monday he accelerated his move after criticism.