Management

The Bipartisan Forces that Could Stifle Government Innovation

Both Democrats and Republicans say they recognize the need for change, but their party platforms suggest otherwise.

Management

This Is No Way to Fix Defense Acquisition

The Senate’s plan, as spelled out in the defense authorization bill, could actually make things worse.

Management

The Pentagon Is Dodging the Real Issue on Innovation

Instead of creating another set-aside program for high-tech companies, it needs to create a more innovation-friendly acquisition system.

Management

Americans Should Demand a Serious Budget Debate

The lack of clarity and funding predictability is hurting both agencies and taxpayers.

Management

Of Politics and Procurement

Reporting campaign contributions would open the door to unintended consequences.

Management

Why Things Go Wrong

When an acquisition process is flawed, the outcome isn’t hard to predict.

Management

The Other One Percent

New sick leave rule is cumbersome for all, but benefits few.

Tech

Getting Tech to ‘Show Up’

Rolling back reforms sure won’t attract innovative players to the government market.

Management

Fixing Acquisition: An Opportunity Lost?

We are ignoring significant skills gaps at our own peril.

Pay & Benefits

Commentary: The Compensation Fallacy

Arbitrary contractor pay caps would only compound government’s problems.

Management

A Hiring Offense

Requiring incoming contractors to retain incumbent workers could compromise service.

Viewpoint

Transparency Trap

Requiring incoming contractors to retain incumbent workers could compromise service.

News

Analysis: Hiring rule would limit contractors

Requiring incoming companies to retain incumbent workers regardless of their performance record could compromise service.

Viewpoint

Baghdad's Lessons for New Orleans

Viewpoint

Protesting Too Much