Government Executive October 2003 Vol. 35, No.15

magazine cover image Too Much
By Matthew Weinstock
It's nearly impossible to secure air travel, let alone the rest of transportation.

Erasing Bases
By George Cahlink
The hit list taking shape today may be the biggest ever.

The Big Picture
By Brian Friel
When government managers attack problems head-on, they often create as many difficulties as they solve. Systems thinkers propose a different approach.

Dirty Work
By Katherine McIntire Peters
For civilian engineers involved in Iraqi reconstruction, courage and technical skill are useful, but flexibility, a sense of humor and bags of cash are even better.

Calm In The Storm
By Eliza Newlin Carney
David Mader brought a low-key but high-intensity style to the massive effort to overhaul the IRS.


DEPARTMENTS

Letters

Managing Technology: Countering Terrorism With Technology
By Karen D. Schwartz
Knowledge management tools get FBI agents connected in the fight against terrorism.

Tech Insider: Picking Sides
By Shane Harris
Vying for VISIT contract; in a word, it's "bull"; fighting the software pirates.

Travel: Putting the "e" into Easy Trip Planning
By Tanya N. Ballard
The government's online travel program puts the "e" in easy trip planning.

In Congress: Weighing In on Job Competitions
By Jason Peckenpaugh
Lawmakers are throwing up roadblocks to Bush administration job competitions.

Viewpoint: No News Is Bad News
By Patricia McGinnis
No news is bad news, considering how much media coverage shapes people's attitudes about government.


COLUMNS

Editor's notebook: Examining Excellence
The Last Word: Government by the Numbers

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