Government Executive Vol. 36, No.8

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  • Breaking Through The Federal Aviation Administration is scrambling to find its path as gridlock looms in the skies.
    By Beth Dickey
  • EPA Air Wars Longtime environmental enforcement officials choose sides in a battle over anti-pollution rules.
    By Alina Tugend
  • Up in the Air Politics may stand in the way of the Federal Aviation Administration's effort to conduct the biggest job competition in federal history.
    By Jason Peckenpaugh
  • No Protection USDA security guards had little recourse when they uncovered possible mistakes in a streamlined job competition.
    By Amelia Gruber


  • Deal Breaker A tale of procurement reforms, a multibillion-dollar Boeing contract and the 'revolving door.' By George Cahlink
  • Postal Mortem The Postal Service needs a makeover, but Congress can't seem to deliver. By Denise Kersten
  • Dawson's Vow Diann Dawson wants black Americans to tie the knot. By Shawn Zeller
  • On the Hunt Someone is killing bald eagles, and the Fish and Wildlife Service is on the case. By Denise Kersten
  • War Gadgets a Big Business Military action in Iraq and Afghanistan boosts sales for tech companies. By Shane Harris
  • The Politics of Reform Defense rethinks its personnel system strategy. But will it matter in the end? By Shawn Zeller


  • In the Warpath TECH INSIDER: The dream of a tech spending boom left in the dust. By Shane Harris
  • The Fab Fives MANAGEMENT MATTERS: The drive for top performance ratings. By Brian Friel
  • The Last Laugh VIEWPOINT: Jokesters make it harder to create better government. By Steven Kelman
  • Power Up Performance VIEWPOINT: Capitol Hill needs an office to boost performance-based budgeting. By Carl DeMaio
  • Mismanaged Contests VIEWPOINT: Agencies lack skills to run public-private competitions. By Steven L. Schooner


  • Editor's Notebook Gridlock in the air lanes, married bliss, and goodbye to Tom Novotny and Mary McGrory.
  • Letters
  • The Buzz Agency report cards mixed; a general's view of wartime supply challenges; and small businesses bag bucks.
  • Outlook There's nothing like a visit to Arlington National Cemetery to provide a new perspective on military service.
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