Government Executive Vol. 36 No.13

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  • Difficult Terrain
    Securing the 4,000-mile border between the United States and Canada against terrorists is a formidable challenge.
    By Katherine McIntire Peters
  • Airport of the Future
    You're screened down to your bones, but you won't feel a thing.
    By Beth Dickey
  • Playing for Keeps
    Terrorists attack a major U.S. city with chemicals and bombs during a SARS outbreak. What do you do?
    By Shane Harris
  • Catch and Release
    Short on funds, Homeland Security has begun releasing illegal immigrants in the United States.
    By Jason Peckenpaugh
  • Cash Cops
    Some federal law enforcement officers are paid well. Others want parity.
    By Shawn Zeller


  • Touring Space
    The promise of commercial passenger flights beyond Earth's atmosphere opens a regulatory can of worms. By Beth Dickey
  • More Airtime
    Under pressures of war, the Air Force moves to extend deployments. By George Cahlink
  • Germ Warriors
    A remarkable breakthrough in anthrax research. By Katherine McIntire Peters
  • Touching All the Bases
    Everyone is seeking an edge in the next round of military base closings. By George Cahlink


  • Designing a Department
    Managing Technology: An architecture for Homeland Security helps managers understand what they do for a living. By Shane Harris
  • Back to Basics
    Management Matters: Don't worry about micromanaging. Worry about under-managing. By Brian Friel
  • Pay Perks
    Viewpoint: How the military can hang on to young officers. By Patrick J. Donahoe
  • In the Know
    Viewpoint: Twelve cognitive steps can put managers on the path to team success. By David Noble, Michael Letsky and Steven Shaker
  • Team Spirit
    Viewpoint: Leaders must decide which norms to follow and which to break. By Bob Stone
  • Pulling Together
    Public Administration: It's more important than ever that all levels of government work more closely. By Carl W. Stenberg
  • Death by Nit-Picking
    Political World: Would your résumé stand up to meticulous scrutiny? By Charles Mahtesian


  • Editor's Notebook
    Security imperatives leave us yearning for the lazy summer days of yore.
  • Letters
  • The Buzz
    Expanded health benefits; skills gaps at the Pentagon; tracking trusted travelers; and a new action hero.
  • Outlook
    If the Defense Department wants more effective civilian managers, then it's going to have to create them. By Tom Shoop
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