Government Executive January 2004 Vol. 36, No.1

magazine cover image The State of Federal Management
By Gregory F. Treverton
Under pressure from Congress, political leaders and independent examiners, managers are more focused on results than ever.

Tipping the Scales
By Shawn Zeller
More and more agencies are winning the right to set up their own systems to hear employee appeals of personnel actions.

Fast but Loose
By Shane Harris
A relentless pursuit of revenues threatens to derail one of government's most entrepreneurial agencies.

On the Heels of Disaster
By Jason Peckenpaugh
A little-known Agency for International Development SWAT team was on the ground in Iraq even before U.S. troops entered Baghdad.


DEPARTMENTS

Letters

News & Analysis: Thunder Mountain
By Katherine McIntire Peters
Where feds turn to coffins, cocaine and endangered bats for lessons in homeland security.

News & Analysis: New Game Plan
By Amelia Gruber
The White House hopes a new competitive sourcing quarterback can prevent another round of goal-line stands in Congress.

Managing Technology: Reversal of Fortune
By Karen D. Schwartz
Reverse auctions are alive and well, but the initial exuberance has ebbed.

Tech Insider: Locking Down Weapons
By Shane Harris
A weapons lockdown device, a deal-making general and a FOIA frenzy.

Viewpoint: Protesting Too Much
By Stan Soloway
Why federal employees shouldn't be able to appeal job competition decisions.

Travel: A First Class Mess
By Caroline Polk
Defense Department employees aren't just abusing their travel cards. Apparently they're flying first class for no good reason, too.


COLUMNS

Editor's notebook: The Next Wave
The Last Word: Long Way From a Renaissance

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