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Brian Friel

Brian Friel

Brian Friel is founder of One Nation Analytics, an independent research, analytics and consulting firm for the federal market.
Brian Friel is founder of One Nation Analytics, an independent research, analytics and consulting firm for the federal market.
Management

A Federal Holiday Poem

Our annual ode to federal employees -- a tradition since 1998.

Management

A Federal Holiday Poem

Our annual ode to federal employees -- a tradition since 1998.

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Pay & Benefits

A federal holiday poem

Observing what has been a holiday tradition since 1998, we present our annual ode to federal employees.

Pay & Benefits

A federal holiday poem

Observing what has been a holiday tradition at GovernmentExecutive.com since 1998, we present our annual ode to federal employees.

Oversight

Collaboration-minded feds see barriers to working together

Nevertheless, mid-level managers are forging new relationships and building bridges across departments and agencies.

Management

Fixing Reform

Want good government? Get good agencies.

Management

Learning It Your Way

Formal classroom training isn’t the best route for many federal workers.

Management

Where’s the Rigor?

The Gulf oil spill highlights the management issues federal scientists face.

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Political Hot Potato

Career civil servants can’t be expected to make all the hard decisions.

Management

Mission Fissures

Many federal agencies have long struggled with conflicting aims. Breaking them up isn’t hard to do.

Management

Transparency Trap

Opening the book on government operations could cause major headaches for federal managers.

Management

Don’t Go, KSAs

Federal managers will find ways to revive ‘knowledge, skills and abilities’ statements under a different name if hiring reformers eliminate them.

Management

Ha Ha Ha

For many, the age-old jokes about government work are no laughing matter.

Management

A Test of Leadership

Employee suggestion programs put managers’ reputations on the line.