Government Executive Vol. 36, No.6

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NASA's Next Step
Before sending explorers to Mars, the space agency must search its own soul.
By Beth Dickey

Changing of the Guard
The National Guard is being overhauled to both fight wars overseas and to defend the homeland.
By George Cahlink

Rough Seas
The Coast Guard's revolutionary acquisition strategy hits choppy waters.
By Jason Peckenpaugh

Getting in Step
DHS agencies carefully choreographed a response to terrorist threats on New Year's.
By Jason Peckenpaugh

Army of One
Acting Secretary Les Brownlee once again leads troops through tumultuous times.
By Katherine McIntire Peters


The Wisdom of Solomon
FCC enforcement chief David Solomon is the voice of legal reason in the middle of the great national decency debate.
By Shane Harris

Coming to AID's Aid
John Marshall seeks to rebuild the Agency for International Development.
By Shawn Zeller

Getting on Track
Spain's 9/11 leads to pleas for increased U.S. rail security.
By Jason Peckenpaugh

The Limits of Cooperation
Despite months of negotiation, union leaders are blasting Homeland Security's proposed personnel system.
By Shawn Zeller

Point of No Return
The State Department struggles to stem visa delays that send the wrong message to foreign students and scholars.
By Denise Kersten


Wiring the Future
GSA is getting lots of advice on the next-generation federal telecom contract.
By Shane Harris

It's a Zoo
Lessons from the effort to bring coherent management to the National Zoo.
By Brian Friel

Taking Charge
Beware of the pitfalls of new leadership positions.
By Michael Watkins


Editor's Notebook
Our new look combines the best elements of business magazine publishing with a varied and visually compelling treatment of topics.


The Buzz
Jennifer Garner, the new CIA face. Is John Kerry way off base? Colin Powell makes his case. Park Service officials must stay in place.

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