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.


The Government Technology Leadership Awards:
The Innovators

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



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.


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

Back Issues
Stay up-to-date with federal news alerts and analysis — Sign up for GovExec's email newsletters.
Close [ x ] More from GovExec

Thank you for subscribing to newsletters from
We think these reports might interest you:

  • Sponsored by G Suite

    Cross-Agency Teamwork, Anytime and Anywhere

    Dan McCrae, director of IT service delivery division, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

  • Data-Centric Security vs. Database-Level Security

    Database-level encryption had its origins in the 1990s and early 2000s in response to very basic risks which largely revolved around the theft of servers, backup tapes and other physical-layer assets. As noted in Verizon’s 2014, Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR)1, threats today are far more advanced and dangerous.

  • Sponsored by One Identity

    One Nation Under Guard: Securing User Identities Across State and Local Government

    In 2016, the government can expect even more sophisticated threats on the horizon, making it all the more imperative that agencies enforce proper identity and access management (IAM) practices. In order to better measure the current state of IAM at the state and local level, Government Business Council (GBC) conducted an in-depth research study of state and local employees.

  • Sponsored by Aquilent

    The Next Federal Evolution of Cloud

    This GBC report explains the evolution of cloud computing in federal government, and provides an outlook for the future of the cloud in government IT.

  • Sponsored by LTC Partners, administrators of the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program

    Approaching the Brink of Federal Retirement

    Approximately 10,000 baby boomers are reaching retirement age per day, and a growing number of federal employees are preparing themselves for the next chapter of their lives. Learn how to tackle the challenges that today's workforce faces in laying the groundwork for a smooth and secure retirement.

  • Sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Cyber Defense 101: Arming the Next Generation of Government Employees

    Read this issue brief to learn about the sector's most potent challenges in the new cyber landscape and how government organizations are building a robust, threat-aware infrastructure

  • Sponsored by Aquilent

    GBC Issue Brief: Cultivating Digital Services in the Federal Landscape

    Read this GBC issue brief to learn more about the current state of digital services in the government, and how key players are pushing enhancements towards a user-centric approach.


When you download a report, your information may be shared with the underwriters of that document.