Government Executive Vol. 36 No.16

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  • When It All Changed
    Reflections on Sept. 11 and how that day transformed government.
    By Denise Kersten
  • Foiled by Fences
    Homeland Security's border bureaus struggle to blend people, systems and cultures.
    By Jason Peckenpaugh
  • Krohn's Rules
    "The truth hurts" is an unlikely credo for a military public affairs officer.
    By Shane Harris
  • Terminal Condition
    Now approaching its third birthday, the Transportation Security Administration reaches a turning point.
    By Beth Dickey


  • System Failure
    Prewar management decisions and postwar miscalculations contributed to abuses at Abu Ghraib prison. By Katherine McIntire Peters
  • Bad to Worse
    From contract to oversight, the Army mismanaged interrogators at Abu Ghraib. By Shane Harris
  • Out of Orbit
    The Defense Department must step up efforts to establish a cadre of space experts. By Beth Dickey
  • Boat Buying Business
    Navy acquisition officials try to change weapons procurement practices. By George Cahlink
  • Striking Back
    The Army's new combat vehicle can take a hit and self-repair. By Katherine McIntire Peters


  • Tech Insider

    Getting a Lock On Security
    Companies offer gear ranging from biometrics to audio jamming to help agencies secure their facilities. By Chris Strohm
  • Management Matters

    Reading, Writing And Results
    Looking for a lesson in accountability? Ask your prinicipal. By Brian Friel
  • Public Administration

    No Idea Left Behind
    Merging public and private governance is critical at the crossroads of education. By Valerie Lemmie
  • Viewpoint

    Forget the Draft
    Fix the volunteer force and they will come. By Cindy Williams


  • Editor's Notebook
    Since 9/11, federal work has become more demanding and dangerous.
  • The Buzz
    Defense Department success stories; Border Patrol angst; feedback on federal workers; executive pay.
  • Outlook
    The quixotic effort to give managers more leeway to make minor workplace decisions. By Tom Shoop
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