What happens when Tommy Thompson tells America to trim tummies and lose love handles?
By Denise Kersten
Covering the Waterfront
The Coast Guard has developed the most far-reaching security rules in maritime history. Now the real work begins.
By Katherine McIntire Peters
Missing the Point
Is PowerPoint the enemy of thought?
By Shane Harris
Wanted: Better, Faster Hiring
Agencies want to do a better job, but old mores and rules stand in the way.
By Shawn Zeller
Defense reaches out to students to fill a void of scientists. By Beth Dickey
Testy About Testing
Agencies balk at testing employees' hair, sweat and saliva for drugs. By Shawn Zeller
The Army's new chief of engineers on lessons learned from Iraq. By Katherine McIntire Peters
Religious groups are bringing their beliefs into the federal workplace. By Denise Kersten
Despite benefits of telecenters, most agencies still aren't on board. By Elizabeth Newell
Managing TechnologyThe Big Picture
Portfolio management tools give agencies a leg up on IT investing. By Karen D. Schwartz
Management MattersWhite-Collar Workout
Exercises bosses can do to shape up agency performance. By Brian Friel
Political WorldParty Favor
Both campaigns vie for Veterans Affairs bragging rights. By Charles Mahtesian
Public AdministrationFrom Campaigning To Governing
Getting an administration up to speed requires management. By Dwight Ink
ViewpointStaying on Track
Let's keep the focus of acquisition on service, not process. By Steven Kelman
ViewpointStop Outsourcing Know-How
The loss of in-house smarts leaves agencies too weak to effectively oversee contractors. By James Colvard
IN EVERY ISSUE
The Bush administration lifts some rules to appease big business and adds others to keep us safe and sound.
Re-reinventing government; science fiction as an anti-terrorism tool; taxing victories; and FOIA frenzy.
Nothing is more pressing than the need to rationalize the counterterrorism bureaucracy. By Tom Shoop