Government Executive Vol. 36 No.12

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  • President and CEO
    George W. Bush's ambitious management reform agenda is only beginning to show results.
    By Amelia Gruber
  • Closing Doors
    The stakes are now higher for anyone contemplating a move to the private sector.
    By George Cahlink
  • Lightning Rod
    How does John Poindexter escape his past?
    By Shane Harris
  • When Numbers Lie
    The Social Security number is increasingly insecure.
    By Denise Kersten
  • War of Machines
    When the job is too dangerous, send in the drones.
    By George Cahlink


  • Biting the Bullet
    Military and industry officials are scrambling to meet the demand for small-caliber ammunition. By Katherine McIntire Peters
  • Dazed and Confused
    Medicare's drug cards promise to save seniors money-if they can log on and figure out how to sign up. By Denise Kersten
  • Beyond Branding
    More controversy over national IDs, but this time for cows, goats and pigs. By Alina Tugend
  • Focusing the Vision For Space
    NASA realigns headquarters and streamlines across the board on the way to the moon and Mars. By Beth Dickey
  • Public Rebuilding Service
    Public Buildings Service chief Joe Moravec drops a bomb, then reshapes an entire organization. By Shawn Zeller
  • Judging Contractors
    A legal haze cloaks U.S. government contractors working abroad. By David McGlinchey


  • On Vacation? Read a Book
    Management Matters: Here's a poolside guide to summertime management reading. By Brian Friel
  • Battling Bioterrorism
    Public Administration: Defending against attacks demands extraordinary federal leadership. By Richard Danzig
  • Jump-Start
    Viewpoint: The Renewable Energy Office replaces its faltering program management structure with a corporate approach. By David Garman and John Sullivan


  • Editor's notebook
    The Bush administration has a solid B for efforts, but must work harder to improve results.
  • Letters
  • The Buzz
    TSA guidelines raise the bar; securing Washington; James Gilmore on intelligence sharing, and John Kerry crowned.
  • Outlook
    A week at Cub Scout camp provides some lessons about bureaucracy. By Tom Shoop
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