Ideally we should have a system of government that people can trust. We are not there just yet.
I think we need to improve our governmental reputations. We can start by being as transparent as possible in all our dealings. This includes the hiring and contracting processes. One only needs to read a few of the comments already posted to the link below to get the gist of how people feel about government in general.
Check out the Op-ed I wrote and which was published earlier today in Crosscut