Government Executive Vol. 36 No.11

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FEATURES

  • The Challenger Understanding John Kerry's vision for managing the federal bureaucracy requires some reading between the lines.
    By Jason Peckenpaugh
  • Getting Organized Federal labor unions have dramatically stepped up their political activities in an effort to unseat President Bush.
    By Shawn Zeller
  • Blind Ambition How the Pentagon and the Coalition Provisional Authority lost the peace in Iraq.
    By Katherine McIntire Peters
  • Outsourcing Iraq The reconstruction of Iraq has spawned a sprawling tangle of contracts let by many agencies, often with little oversight.
    By Shane Harris

NEWS+ANALYSIS

  • Internet in the Sky To handle a flood of battlefield data, the U.S. military is upgrading and expanding its space-based communications network. By Beth Dickey
  • Answering the Call Government call centers are proving they can compete with industry's best. By Shawn Zeller
  • Raising the Rent The State Department wants federal agencies to help pay for embassy construction. By Shawn Zeller
  • Open Arms A kinder, gentler Food Stamp Program invites more people to the table. By Denise Kersten
  • The Fog of War The Army and Marine Corps work together to battle one of their worst enemies-friendly fire. By George Cahlink

ADVICE+DISSENT

  • Off the Record Managing Technology: Real-time access to patient medical histories pits efficiency against privacy. By Shane Harris
  • Losing Their Religion Management Matters: For some people, using religious comp days to play golf can be a leap of faith. By Brian Friel
  • Presidential Prowess Public Administration: Building a management agenda on the four cornerstones of leadership. By C. Morgan Kinghorn and Ryan J. Watson
  • From Overbite To Oversight Political World: Dentist-turned-lawmaker says beware of those you regulate-they could get their day in Congress. By Charles Mahtesian

IN EVERY ISSUE

  • Editor's Notebook Who's paying attention to executive branch management?
  • LettersReader responses to our recent stories.
  • The Buzz Keeping secrets, building nations, hunting bargains and paying back.
  • Outlook John Kerry hasn't shown much interest in even the basics of management reform. By Tom Shoop
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