Government Executive January 2003 Vol.35, No.1

Taming The West
By Cyril T. Zaneski
Once sworn enemies, Western loggers, ranchers and environmentalists are learning to work together to manage public lands.

A New Vision
By Daniel Kemmis
The public lands system seems to be collapsing on itself, and we need a new approach.

Flight Risk
By George Cahlink
Endless anti-terror missions and preparations for war are wearing out Air Force planes and crews, reviving fears of an exodus of skilled personnel.

Under the Microscope
By Matthew Weinstock
Before doling out money, budget officials are taking a closer look at how well federal programs are working.

Standard Bearers
By Katherine McIntire Peters
Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology are playing a critical role in homeland security.

Burns and Crashes
By Thomas McGarry
Just when we need it most, the country's aerial firefighting fleet is falling apart.


DEPARTMENTS

Letters

Life After Government: The Comeback Trail
By Brian Friel
Twenty percent more retirees are working for Uncle Sam now than before Sept. 11, 2001.

Managing Technology: Searching for Order
By Karen D. Schwartz
Improving search and retrieval technology is vital in combating terrorism.

Tech Insider: The Big Brother Complex
By Shane Harris
Fears about Total Information Awareness have been exaggerated.

Travel: Don't Leave Home Without It
By Lauren R. Taylor
Federal workers offer tips for savvy packing and minimizing stress.


COLUMNS

Editor's Notebook: Ridge's Challenges
By Timothy B. Clark
To us at Government Executive, creation of the Homeland Security Department, the most important change in federal organization in more than 50 years, offers a long list of stories to cover.

The Last Word: Mid-term Meltdown
By Paul C. Light
Democrats have a long way to go to convince the public that their party is best able to manage government.


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