Short on cash and under the gun for results, agencies must wring every drop of savings from IT investments. This special guide to key contracts will help.
By Shane Harris
How wireless e-mail devices are taking over the lives of some federal executives.
By Alina Tugend
Making Privacy Pay
The U.S. Postal Service's information watchdog finds ways to cash in on America's trust in the agency.
By Denise Kersten
Taking the Point
A look at day-to-day life for our troops and civilians in Iraq.
By Katherine McIntire Peters
Toll Rises in Procurement Scandal
Air Force general's quest for a Pacific command cut short as taint of wrongdoing spreads. By George Cahlink
Government workers ride out the hurricane season from hell. By Beth Dickey
A nasty hurricane season exposes maintenance program weaknesses at space and Defense facilities. By Beth Dickey and George Cahlink
Perform or Else
GAO ditches across-the-board pay hikes, denying raises to employees who don't meet expectations. By Shawn Zeller
Mary Lacey must woo 41 unions while renovating Defense's personnel system. By Shawn Zeller
Filling Out the Ranks In Iraq
An overwhelmed Defense Contract Management Agency is hiring more civilians and requiring them to work overseas. By George Cahlink
Managing TechnologyPrivate Eyes
Visual analytics tools sharpen real-time video detection systems. By Karen D. Schwartz
Management MattersCulture Check
It's like trying to describe the emperor's new clothes. By Brian Friel
Public AdministrationWeighty Matters
With good information, it is possible to address social equity across the board. By Christopher Edley Jr.
Political WorldA Vote for FEMA
The emergency management system came through, just before Election Day. By Charles Mahtesian
IN EVERY ISSUE
Intelligent reform is worthy, but that's not what we've been getting.
Acceptable government pay; is Martha OK?; stamps out of play; bombproof trash cans save the day.
Before the war in Iraq, civil servants offered lots of advice about postwar challenges. Too bad no one was listening. By Tom Shoop