Government Executive December 2003 Vol. 35, No.17

magazine cover image Ramping Up
By Shane Harris
Technology firms are taking several roads to reach the Homeland Security Department

Losing Ground
By Katherine McIntire Peters
Forced north by enhanced U.S. border security, Mexican cartels are seizing land to grow and produce drugs in national parks and forests.

Pressing Charges
By Matthew Weinstock
Agencies are cracking down on charge card abuse by employees.

Red River's Running
By George Cahlink
While the Army grinds it out in Iraq, its repair depots are struggling to keep up.


SPECIAL SECTION

The Government Technology Leadership Awards:
The Innovators

The winners of The Government Technology Leadership Awards are designing the tools for better business.


DEPARTMENTS

Letters

News & Analysis: Training Day
By Jason Peckenpaugh
Uncle Sam's police academy works around the clock to train new federal cops.

News & Analysis: Carry On?
By Karen Lee Scrivo
Airports must decide whether to stick with federal screeners or go commercial.

Managing Technology: More Agencies Pick Open Source Software
By Karen D. Schwartz
Once the domain of back room technology staffers, open source software is stepping out.

Travel: Fleet Commander
By Tanya N. Ballard
In roles from fleet commander to travel policy chief, Bill Rivers paved the road to progress during 30 years at GSA.

Viewpoint: When Words Get in the Way
By Gregory D. Foster
When words get in the way, the message is moot.


COLUMNS

Editor's notebook: 'Tis the Primary Season
The Last Word: Laws Gone Astray

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