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


NEWS+ANALYSIS

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



ADVICE+DISSENT

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



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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.

Outlook
Don't shed a tear for the time when reinventing government was all the rage.

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