Government Executive September 2003 Vol. 35, No.13

magazine cover image Beautiful Minds
By Shane Harris
To fix the intelligence agencies, we must embrace maverick analysts.

Pattern Recognition
By Katherine McIntire Peters
Detecting a bioterror attack may be almost as difficult as responding to one.

Ads, Drugs & Money
By Shawn Zeller
The Office of National Drug Control Policy is under pressure to show that its billion-dollar anti-drug campaign is working.

Lives in the Balance
By Alina Tugend
Kenneth Feinberg has negotiated settlements in many large injury cases, including Agent Orange and asbestos, but none of them prepared him for the intensity of running the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund.

Logistics Lessons
By George Cahlink
Troops, equipment and supplies moved faster and more efficiently to war in Iraq than in any previous conflict. Now military planners must build on that success.


DEPARTMENTS
Letters

Managing Technology: Building the Perfect Portal
By Karen D. Schwartz
Developing a global portal does not require reinventing the wheel.

Tech Insider: Vying for VISIT
By Shane Harris
The race is on for VISIT-perhaps the most lucrative homeland security contract.

Viewpoint: The Unfinished Agenda
By Steven Kelman
Focusing solely on preventing acquisition transgressions means losing sight of results.

Travel: Defense Hits Turbulence on Takeoff
By Tanya N. Ballard
Small contract offices protest price structure for the Defense Travel System.


COLUMNS

Editor's notebook: Government's Work
The Last Word: Outsourcing Fever

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