Government Executive February 2003 Vol.35, No.2

Five Homeland Security Hurdles
By Katherine McIntire Peters
Budget blues, personnel problems, data deficiencies, organizational obstacles and multiple missions.

Easy Targets
By Matthew Weinstock
Efforts to shore up America's infrastructure against another terrorist attack have largely ignored a critical and highly vulnerable sector of the economy: the chemical industry.

The Worm that Turned
By Shane Harris
The government's fight against one cyber villain changed its response to online attacks.

Dignity Factor
By Brian Friel
The Treasury Department's Earl Wright treats people like they really are his organization's most important asset.

A Way Out
By Jeffrey Mervis
Intergovernmental Personnel Act assignments were designed for career development, but some are used to sideline employees.



Managing Technology: Mapping a More Secure Future
By Karen D. Schwartz
Geographic data maps the way to better disaster response.

Managing Technology: Think Tiny, Think Big
By Barton Reppert
Small wonders have potential for the National Nanotechnology Initiative.

Tech Insider: Leading by Example
By Shane Harris
Ridiculed as years behind in security, agencies are on the cutting edge.

Travel: Defense Project Down to the Wire
By Lauren R. Taylor
Defense struggles to get system online.

Federal Marketplace: Five Things I've Learned
By Allan V. Burman
Getting the word out on procurement.

Viewpoint: The Loud Crisis
By Elaine C. Kamarck, Steve Kelman and Joseph S. Nye Jr.
The debate over homeland security exposed personnel woes.

Financial Management: Mid-Course Correction
By Tanya N. Ballard
INS cleans up its financial mess and gives managers access to real-time data.


Editor's Notebook: Sweeping Reform
The Last Word: Unleashing Reform

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