Government Executive Vol. 36, No.9
Chief Information Officer Todd Grams intends to conquer IRS modernization, not become its latest victim. Taming the IRS
By Shane Harris
Agriculture officials say they want to know how prevalent mad cow disease really is. Not everyone is sure they're serious. Looking for Trouble
By Katherine McIntire Peters
Why are so few schools keeping up with No Child Left Behind? Fear of Failure
By Denise Kersten
The Navy's top admiral plans to increase the fleet's firepower by cutting the crew. Fewer Hands on Deck
By George Cahlink
The very nature of the Coalition Provisional Authority is in question. Desert Storm By Shane Harris
The Army's investigation into the abuse of Iraqi prisoners reveals a stunning failure of leadership. Duty, Honor, Country By Katherine McIntire Peters
The prison scandal in Iraq raises questions about contractor oversight. Reining In Contractors By Jason Peckenpaugh and Shane Harris
Get ready for big changes at NASA, or get ready to move on. Earth to Managers By Beth Dickey
Is opinion nine-tenths of reality? Privacy Perceptions By Shane Harris
Thomas Christie walks a fine line between sharp questions and playing nice. Weapons Watchdog By George Cahlink
Paper-free trips are upon us. Push-Button Travel By Caroline Polk
Managing Technology: Slow progress hinders the terrorist database. Piecemeal Watch List By Karen D. Schwartz
Management Matters: A promotion is not always a reward. Without a Net By Brian Friel
Viewpoint: It's up to civil servants to tell young people about the great opportunity to change lives and the nation. A Bridge to Service By Sandra Day O'Connor
Political World: Congress takes care of its own with homeland security pork, even where danger is remote. In a Pig's Eye By Charles Mahtesian
IN EVERY ISSUE
Self-inflicted wounds are leading to the decline of the public sector.
Keeping secrets, building nations, hunting bargains and paying it back.
More talk and less action is making government the perfect place to shirk executive responsibility.
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