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Government Service

As dean of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, commentator Joseph Nye is seeing a steady decline in the number of his graduates going into government. He says federal agencies are poorly equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century -- and their employeees lack the proper skills in information technology, economics and management. By contracting so much work to companies outside of government, the government has left less challenging work for its own employees. He suggests President Bush raise the salaries and the profile of public service employees.

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