Government Executive May 2003 Vol.35, No.6

The Human Capital Crisis
By Brian Friel
It's time to deflate the overblown rhetoric about federal staffing problems.

The Unquiet Americans
By Shane Harris
Three longtime Foreign Service Officers who quit their jobs over U.S. policy in Iraq are part of a State Department tradition.

The Forgotten War
By Shane Harris
Underequipped. Underfunded. Overshadowed. Life on the front lines of the drug war.

The Thin Green Line
By Cyril T. Zaneski
Park rangers are increasingly outnumbered and outgunned by poachers, drug smugglers and other criminals.

Line in the Sand
By Katherine McIntire Peters
Launching a bold military sweep through Iraq required a supply line stretching from depots in the United States to fast-moving forces in the desert.

The Aid Offensive
By Shawn Zeller
Launching one of the largest postwar reconstruction efforts ever attempted will strain the already taxed Agency for International Development.


DEPARTMENTS

Letters

Managing Technology: Speaking the Same Language
By Shane Harris
Extensible markup language (XML) breaks down barriers to data-sharing.

Tech Insider: Consolidation Conundrum
By Shane Harris
OMB's push to consolidate contracts could be bad business.

In Congress: Oversight Overlooked
By Winslow T. Wheeler
Toothless congressional oversight overlooks soft spots in U.S. defenses.

Viewpoint: The Right Pay
By Steven Kelman
The dangers of pay for performance.

Travel: Ask the Experts
By Lauren R. Taylor
Travel experts answer your questions.


COLUMNS

Editor's Notebook: War and Remembrance
The Last Word: The "M" Returns to OMB


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