Government Executive November 2002 Vol.34, No.15

Emergency Assistance
By Jason Peckenpaugh
It's up to state officials to make Uncle Sam's complicated anti-terrorism programs work.

Disaster Recovery
By Shawn Zeller
Criticized for an overly bureaucratic response to the Sept. 11 attacks, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has recovered and is being touted as a leader of the new Homeland Security Department.

By Brian Friel
Thousands of federal managers are about to find out what it's like to be free from the constraints of civil service rules.

Wrong Wavelength
By Katherine McIntire Peters
Overcrowding in the radio frequency spectrum threatens national security and the economy.


Breaking the boundaries
By Shane Harris
The 2002 Grace Hopper Government Technology Leadership Award winners challenge the conventional.



Managing Technology: Making The Case
By Shane Harris
Getting funding for IT projects depends on the art of the pitch.

Tech Insider: The Procurement Reform Pendulum
By Shane Harris
If new reformers have their way, the pendulum will swing back to the days when procurement wasn't so footloose.

Travel: Where Credit Is Due
By Lauren R. Taylor
Some of the things government workers do with their travel cards-shopping, cruises, even weddings-boggle the mind.

Marketplace: Getting Down To Business
By Allan V. Burman
Innovations such as OMB's e-government initiatives are the best chance for real reform. But the toughest part is getting staff on board.

Management: Heck No, We Won't Go
By William N. Rudman
Employees who don't want to be uprooted for reassignments to other cities have few options.


Editor's Notebook: Sating The News Habit
The Last Word: The Nonprofit Example

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