The continuing irresolution to fund the federal government

COMMENTARY | Congress just keeps getting worse at passing spending bills. There are consequences.


That Time Abraham Lincoln went to a war zone to escape office-seekers

The front lines of the Civil War were a vacation compared to being literally stalked in Washington.


Saying goodbye to a giant in government journalism: Charlie Clark, 1953-2023

Clark, a former senior correspondent for GovExec, died Wednesday after a brief illness.


That Time acronymic management fads were all the rage

When an alphabet soup of concepts for organizational improvement swept through government. 


Meet the long-shot presidential candidate who wants term limits for federal employees

Vivek Ramaswamy also pledges to eliminate unions, move workers out of Washington and end “pro-lazy” remote work.


That Time the Federal Retirement Wave Never Happened

Almost 25 years after the first dire warnings, we’re still waiting on the tsunami. 


That Time Even Minimum Telework Was Viewed With Wonder and Fear

Back then, it was called “telecommuting,” and managers didn’t know what to make of it. Some still don’t.


That Time NASA Blew Up a Rocket and People Called it a Success (No, They Didn’t)

The “failure is not an option” standard demanded of the space agency has long hampered its efforts.


That Time Federal Bank Examiners Were Told to Play Nice

The Trump administration gave overseers a culture-shifting directive: Don’t be mean.


That Time the Federal Government Was Ruled By Czars

How a term for Russian oligarchs came to be applied to American government officials.