Government Executive Vol. 36 No.17

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Special Supplement

  • Service to America Medals
    Eight men and women who epitomize the spirit and challenge of government work in the civil and foreign service are honored.


  • Do or Die
    An $850 million disability system makeover could burnish Social Security's reputation as a technology leader-or ruin it.
    By Denise Kersten
  • Buck Private
    Meet the new face of the armed forces in Iraq: a security contractor.
    By Katherine McIntire Peters


  • Sky Cop Scrutiny
    Revelations of misconduct put federal air marshals under a microscope. By Beth Dickey
  • Defending Liberties
    Daniel Sutherland focuses DHS on preserving freedoms. By Shawn Zeller
  • Million-Dollar Marines
    The Corps creates a workforce to gain clout in weapons purchases. By George Cahlink
  • Changing Course
    Can State's new chief of Iraq reconstruction get the effort back on track? By Shane Harris
  • Just-in-Time War
    Moving toward the day when military equipment supplies itself. By George Cahlink
  • When Leaders Listen
    Innovative teaching reaches down through the ranks for the biggest lessons. By Shawn Zeller


  • Managing Technology

    Straight Talk
    SAFECOM helps agencies communicate better. By Karen D. Schwartz
  • Management Matters

    Playing Favorites
    It may be second nature, but that doesn't mean it's right. By Brian Friel
  • Viewpoint

    The Gender Trap
    Seeking a diverse workforce can lead managers to discriminate. By William N. Rudman
  • Political World

    Tinseltown's Potshots
    By hammering the government in films, Hollywood gives comfort to the party it wants to throw out. By Charles Mahtesian
  • Public Administration

    Curing Health Care
    Health care and governance: Big issues, practical responses. By Mary Jane England, M.D.


  • Editor's Notebook
    On journalism's problems and the fascination of covering government and its people.
  • Letters
  • The Buzz
    Buying green, dropping per diems, hiring help and getting well.
  • Recruiting Execs
    A new feature will help agencies find the perfect match for top positions.
  • Outlook
    Hollywood gets over its obsession with bureaucratic ineptitude and corruption. By Tom Shoop
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