Government Executive August 2003 Vol. 35, No.11

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Birth of a Bomb
By George Cahlink
The quest for smart, cheap and versatile munitions.

Remaking Iraq
By Shane Harris
Even more than the U.S. government, giant corporations are shaping the new Middle Eastern state.

Aid Without A.I.D.
By Shawn Zeller
America's development agency isn't up to the task of managing the reconstruction of Iraq.

The Rating Game
By Brian Friel
How federal performance management systems really work-and don't work.

Shuttle Shake-Up
By Beth Dickey
The Columbia disaster spawns rethinking about NASA's reliance on contractors.



Managing Technology: No Boundaries
By Karen D. Schwartz
Getting collaborative systems to walk the talk.

Tech Insider: Tom and Carly: Chief-to-Chief
By Shane Harris
Government merger meets corporate merger; connecting terrorist dots; Energy's purchasing power.

Travel: The Best of Both Worlds
By Caroline Polk
Dual fares get a double take; more online booking; per diem hikes.

In Congress: Staffing Rules With a Twist
By Winslow T. Wheeler
Lawmakers slam DoD personnel plan, but it's a chip off the old block.

Viewpoint: Information Security Takes Skill
By Franklin S. Reeder
The government's information security workforce is largely uncertified.

Viewpoint: Paralyzed With No Fear
By Karin Leperi and Marsha Coleman-Adebayo
No FEAR goes into effect in two months, but where are the regulations?


Editor's notebook: Corporate Government
The Last Word: Bring on the Graduates

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