Government Executive Vol. 36 No.15
September 1, 2004
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What happens when Tommy Thompson tells America to trim tummies and lose love handles? Shape Up!
By Denise Kersten
The Coast Guard has developed the most far-reaching security rules in maritime history. Now the real work begins. Covering the Waterfront
By Katherine McIntire Peters
Is PowerPoint the enemy of thought? Missing the Point
By Shane Harris
Agencies want to do a better job, but old mores and rules stand in the way. Wanted: Better, Faster Hiring
By Shawn Zeller
Defense reaches out to students to fill a void of scientists. Citizen-Scientists By Beth Dickey
Agencies balk at testing employees' hair, sweat and saliva for drugs. Testy About Testing By Shawn Zeller
The Army's new chief of engineers on lessons learned from Iraq. Corps Values By Katherine McIntire Peters
Religious groups are bringing their beliefs into the federal workplace. Higher Callings By Denise Kersten
Despite benefits of telecenters, most agencies still aren't on board. Telework Hang-Ups By Elizabeth Newell
Portfolio management tools give agencies a leg up on IT investing. The Big Picture By Karen D. Schwartz
Exercises bosses can do to shape up agency performance. White-Collar Workout By Brian Friel
Both campaigns vie for Veterans Affairs bragging rights. Party Favor By Charles Mahtesian
Getting an administration up to speed requires management. From Campaigning To Governing By Dwight Ink
Let's keep the focus of acquisition on service, not process. Staying on Track By Steven Kelman
The loss of in-house smarts leaves agencies too weak to effectively oversee contractors. Stop Outsourcing Know-How 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. Outlook By Tom Shoop
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