Government Executive January 2002 Vol.34, No.1

From the Ground Up
By Jason Peckenpaugh
The Transportation Department struggles to build an agency to handle what may be the most important job in government right now-securing the skies.

Fighting Weight
By Katherine McIntire Peters
By creating a new light but lethal combat unit, the Army hopes to silence critics who say it's obsolete in the era of unconventional warfare.

War and Aid
By Deborah Shapley
Inside the hectic scramble to launch an aid campaign in Afghanistan and win support for the war on terrorism.

Rule Breakers
By Cyril T. Zaneski
John Graham and a squad of anti-rule Bush nominees are attempting to reinvigorate the war on regulations.

Jails Inc.
By George Cahlink
The Bureau of Prisons experiments with privatization-but not enthusiastically.

The Personnel Touch
By Brian Friel
Kay Coles James stresses service in a makeover designed to bring the Office of Personnel Management back from the brink of irrelevance.


Managing Technology: Bureaucratic Battles Bog Down Biometrics
By Shane Harris
Biometrics may be the wave of the future, but it's off to a slow start.

Managing Technology: Precious Secrets
By Shane Harris
Government contractors tighten their grip on trade secrets.

Personal Technology: Seven Simple Security Tips
By Joshua Dean and Shane Harris
Home computer tips; charts that pack a punch; bygone beepers.

Management: Suspensions Don't Make Sense
By Robbie Kunreuther
Disciplinary suspensions are a losing proposition for employees and managers.

Travel: On Your Own Time
By Lauren R. Taylor
Feds are ticked off about not getting comp time for traveling off the clock.

Marketplace: Pressure For More Change
By Allan V. Burman
The director of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy says reforms should be assessed before launching any new initiatives.


Editor's Notebook: The Call to Service
The Last Word: The Incredible Shrinking Budget Office

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