Government Executive October 2002 Vol.34, No.14


Labor Pains
By Brian Friel
President Bush's campaign to weaken unions may end up strengthening them.

The Bug Net
By Shane Harris
Governments and companies are weaving a national web to ensnare attackers who use biological and chemical weapons.

Green Troops
By George Cahlink
Military leaders say environmental restrictions on training are forcing them to go into battle with inexperienced forces.

Bird Watchers
By Matthew Weinstock
In North Carolina, the military and environmentalists have united behind a common goal: saving a woodpecker.

Rough Rider
By Eliza Newlin Carney
Outspoken anti-bureaucrat Tommy Thompson regroups after a bumpy start as chief of Health and Human Services-the very agency he used to criticize.

SPECIAL SECTION

Federal Travel Guide
By Lauren R. Taylor
Can flying make you sick? The answer may surprise you. Get it right: Web sites with tips on official travel. Ask the experts.

Departments

Letters

Managing Technology: E-Procurement Lives
By Shane Harris
It's not time to give away the e-procurement store yet.

Tech Insider: A Question Of Responsibility
By Shane Harris
Should contractors that violate securities laws and defraud their investors still have the right to do billions of dollars in work for the United States?

Marketplace: Getting It Right The First Time
By Allan V. Burman
If the Homeland Security Department runs true to form, it's going to have to rely heavily on contractors.

Viewpoint: Reading Between The Lines At HHS
By Beryl A. Radin
Given the chain of events after Sept. 11 and HHS' management track record, the agency's drive for centralization is problematic.

Viewpoint: It's Time To Rethink Entrepreneurialism
By Robert Agresta
One of the real dangers of fee-for-service entities is their potential to mask the true costs of government.

Columns

Editor's Notebook: A Panegyric On Public Service
The Last Word: Strikeout at INS

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