Government Executive Vol. 36 No.10

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  • Homeland Security Special Section
    • Gun Battle Pistol purchase triggers high anxiety.
      By Jason Peckenpaugh
    • The Next Strike Federal agencies prepare for another terrorist attack on the capital. By Katherine McIntire Peters
      Neighborhood Watch Northern border security detours trips to church and market.
      By Katherine McIntire Peters

    • Heavy Baggage Federal or private screeners? In November, airports must choose.
      By Chris Strohm
  • More Mission Than Money NASA revs up for Mars with limited cash.
    By Beth Dickey
  • Justice Delayed No green light in sight for backlogged discrimination cases.
    By Shawn Zeller


  • Attack on Assaults The Pentagon again tries to develop an effective sexual assault policy. By George Cahlink
  • Burning Questions In fire season, the Forest Service's firefighting planes remain on the ground. By Denise Kersten
  • Crash Course A salvaged 747 hulk will help NTSB teach accident investigation. By Beth Dickey
  • Purchasing Power Where might David Safavian lead White House procurement policy? By Jason Peckenpaugh
  • Clearing the Air Background probers are mad as hell, and they're not going to take it anymore. By Shane Harris
  • Grounding Comanche Acquisition chief learns to shut down a weapons program-the hard way. By George Cahlink


  • Head Games Tech Insider: Civitas vets the best and the brightest in the security contracting business. By Shane Harris
  • Hail Bureaucracy Management Matters: Sticklers for the rules get no recognition for promoting government integrity. By Brian Friel
  • Know the Drill Viewpoint: IT managers can't afford to stop continuity of operations planning in case of disaster. By Ralph Lipizzi
  • What a Waste Viewpoint: Federal agencies could learn a thing or two from private industry about letting workers get the job done. By Pete Smith
  • Case Closed Viewpoint: Basing an MSPB appeal on a similar case that resulted in a lighter penalty isn't as easy as it sounds. By William N. Rudman


  • Editor's Notebook Of bees and guns, as parables of gridlock in government.
  • The Buzz Telecommuting stalled; Pentagon Hall of Famers; the real cost of competition.
  • Outlook The process of putting a price tag on reform has become an end in itself.
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