Government Executive July 2003 Vol. 35, No.10

magazine cover image Watch Out
By Shane Harris
The system to track foreign students is intrusive and inefficient. And it's only the beginning.

Life Support
By Katherine McIntire Peters
The nation's ailing health care system offers a precarious first line of defense against disease, whether it occurs naturally or is the result of bioterrorism

Big Shot
By Matthew Weinstock
Thirty years after conquering smallpox, Donald Henderson is fighting his old nemesis and selling a new immunization program to skeptical health care workers.

Saving History
By Brian Friel
History buffs across government battle neglect, budget shortfalls and apathy to preserve the past.

Well-Read or Well-Fed
By Shawn Zeller
Many fear that Head Start's new emphasis on teaching children to read will erode the health and nutrition benefits offered by the program.

Cash Clash
By David Baumann
The Bush administration is pushing hard for flexibility in spending appropriated funds. Congress is pushing back.


DEPARTMENTS

Letters

Managing Technology: Biometrics Need a Measure of Security
By Shane Harris
Critics say the risks of biometrics could come down to an eye for an eye.

Travel : Not in the Cards
By Caroline Polk
From brothels to bad checks, agencies are starting to get charge card abuse
under control.

In Congress : Heed the Lessons, Not the Lies
By Winslow T. Wheeler
A post-war analysis should provide lessons, not lies, to prepare the military for future conflicts.

Viewpoint : On a Wing and a Prayer
By Barry White
Budgeting on a wing and a prayer.

Viewpoint : Managers vs. Leaders
By James Colvard
Managers vs. leaders, and the wisdom to know the difference.


COLUMNS

Editor's Notebook: Keeping Track
The Last Word: Presto Change-o at Defense

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