Government Executive August 2002 Vol.34, No.11


Marshal Draw

By Brian Friel
As federal cops are lured to become air marshals, fewer are left to guard people on the ground.

On Edge
By Shawn Zeller
The latest of many plans to fix the Immigration and Naturalization Service-putting it into the Homeland Security Department-has left the agency reeling.

Rebooting The Bureau
By Shane Harris
The FBI takes on its biggest case with computers that aren't up to the job.

Battered Defenses
By George Cahlink
The military services can't stay in shape to fight when their bases are crumbling around them.

Housing Renovation
By Nancy Ferris
Mel Martinez and his team are giving the Housing and Urban Development Department a facelift. Whether they are doing enough to provide housing is another question.

Departments

Letters

Managing Technology: Handing Over the Keys to the Kingdom
By Karen D. Schwartz
Having a staff that can shrink and grow with the workload makes outsourcing network management attractive.

Tech Insider: Best-Laid Plans
By Shane Harris
Deciding what an enterprise architecture should look like for the new Homeland Security Department requires that you believe it's a good idea in the first place.

Marketplace: Big Plans for Small Business
By Allan V. Burman
Contract bundling aces small firms out of the bidding process, procurement reformers say.

Travel: Per Diem Perdition
By Caroline Polk
Lodging rates change for some destinations; business trips are picking up again; survival tips for the road.

Viewpoint: Badge Of Courage
By Steven L. Schooner
Whistleblowers aren't the most popular lot among managers and co-workers, but the government needs them.

Columns

Editor's Notebook: A Lifetime Of Service
The Last Word: A Hollow Tribute

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