The government must run on a totally backward management style. We have a program were we take in X number of engineers. Each one goes through each department to get an idea of how we do business. They take a couple of test and then, if they get their PE, then they become a manager. There appears to be no test to their management skills. Some are good and some are not.
One of the big problems is they form a click where they promote their friends up the management ladder.