Government Executive Vol. 36, No.5

magazine cover image FEATURES

Voted Down
By Shane Harris
Why the ultimate e-government effort failed to get off the ground.

Hard Lessons
By Katherine McIntire Peters
The nation was shocked by what
happened to Jessica Lynch's unit in Iraq, but many Army officers weren't.

Pulling the Plug
By Nancy Ferris
Life support for unneeded veterans hospitals costs $1 million a day. Can the VA convince Congress to let some die?

Deadly Delay
By Shawn Zeller
Why did it take the FDA so long to regulate the potentially lethal herbal supplement ephedra?



DEPARTMENTS

Letters

Managing Technology: Keeping Planes Safe
By Karen D. Schwartz
Homeland Security is spearheading a two-phase technology program to stop potential attacks on commercial aircraft.

Viewpoint: The Unkindest Cut
By Ken Olson
Global issues affect even the remotest corners of the country, including the operation and outlook for Acadia National Park.

Viewpoint: What You Don't Know Can Get You Sued
By Carl C. Bosland
What federal executives and managers don't know about the Family and Medical Leave Act could get them sued.

Outlook: The Missing Link
By Tom Shoop
Lofty rhetoric aside, there's simply no direct line that can be drawn between a federal program's performance and its budget.



NEWS & ANALYSIS

Over Iraq
By George Cahlink
While the Army fights on in Iraq, the Air Force is resuming its peacetime schedule and trimming back its size.

The Smallpox Shuffle
By David McGlinchey
The campaign to immunize millions of Americans has fizzled, but the Bush administration doesn't seem to mind.

The Passion of Anthony Principi
By Katherine McIntire Peters
The VA secretary makes his film debut.

Culture Crash
By Beth Dickey
NASA hires an outside consulting firm to help it break a tradition of business behavior that has compromised safety.

Voices of America
By Shane Harris
Two U.S. government-run TV networks are fighting to win over Iraqi viewers.

BRAC Attack
By George Cahlink
Army depot officials go on the offensive to attract work as the Pentagon prepares to shut down bases.

Wade's World
By Jason Peckenpaugh
An FAA employee goes head-to-head with contractor heavyweights.


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