Government Executive June 2003 Vol. 35, No.8

Growing Threat
By Katherine McIntire Peters
Officials across the country worry that terrorists are planning an attack on the vulnerable agricultural sector.

Clearance Sale
By Shane Harris
Getting security clearances for federal employees and contractors is a big priority. It's also a big business.

Protection Money
By Shawn Zeller
Alfonso Martinez-Fonts has the unenviable task of convincing business to share the cost of securing America.

Reversing Reinvention
By James Thompson
Daniel Cooper, chief of the Veterans Benefits Administration, has switched the agency's focus from employee and customer satisfaction to productivity and efficiency.

Leap of Faith
By Eliza Newlin Carney
No one knows how good faith-based organizations are at delivering social services, but the Bush administration is pushing agencies to grant them more money anyway.


SPECIAL REPORT

2003 Travel Guide
By Lauren R. Taylor
Spotlighting the 2003 Travel Managers of the Year and a key architect of federal travel.


DEPARTMENTS

Letters

Managing Technology: Interview With a Computer
By Brian Friel
Simulation isn't just for flight and battlefield training anymore.

Tech Insider: The FBI's Data Dreams
By Shane Harris
The FBI's hope to be the key practitioner of intelligence information might be just a data dream.

Viewpoint: The Open Market
By Steven L. Schooner
Sharing information with vendors is the best way to ensure an open market.

Viewpoint: Crime and Punishment
By William N. Rudman
The table of penalties is useful in disciplining employees, if used properly.


COLUMNS

Editor's Notebook: Truth and Power
The Last Word: Pride and Perseverance


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