Government Executive March 2003 Vol.35, No.3

Heading Out
By George Cahlink
How the Army moved everything from shrink-wrapped helicopters to anxious soldiers to the Middle East.

Tough Competition
By Jason Peckenpaugh
Thousands of civilian federal employees are
fighting against contractors to keep their jobs.

It Takes A Tragedy
By Shane Harris
Complacency punctuated by terrorist bombings has characterized the government's effort to secure air travel.

Security Sweep
By Brian Friel
In just one year, a small band of Transportation Department officials marshaled a team of contractors to hire 61,000 employees and place them at 429 airports across the country.

Turning Point
By Eliza Newlin Carney
CDC Director Julie Gerberding is under pressure to bring her agency back from years of neglect to take a lead role in the war against bioterrorism.



Managing Technology: Wireless Insecurity
By Karen D. Schwartz
Wireless technology comes with strings attached-securing sensitive data.

Tech Insider: The Buying Game
By Shane Harris
Homeland Security grapples with how to buy its vast technological arsenal.

Travel: The Meeting Makers
By Caroline Polk
Sept. 11 left indelible changes on the meeting planning industry.

Viewpoint: Honoring the Call to Service
By Max Stier
Awards honor heroes behind the scenes in order to inspire a new generation of service.


Editor's Notebook: Bringing Agencies Up to the Task
The Last Word: A Come-From-Behind Victory

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