Government Executive Vol. 36 No.19

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FEATURES

  • Technology Squeeze
    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
  • Blackberry Jam
    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

NEWS+ANALYSIS

  • Toll Rises in Procurement Scandal
    Air Force general's quest for a Pacific command cut short as taint of wrongdoing spreads. By George Cahlink
  • Mean Season
    Government workers ride out the hurricane season from hell. By Beth Dickey
  • Quadruple Whammy
    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
  • People Person
    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

ADVICE+DISSENT

  • Managing Technology

    Private Eyes
    Visual analytics tools sharpen real-time video detection systems. By Karen D. Schwartz
  • Management Matters

    Culture Check
    It's like trying to describe the emperor's new clothes. By Brian Friel
  • Public Administration

    Weighty Matters
    With good information, it is possible to address social equity across the board. By Christopher Edley Jr.
  • Political World

    A Vote for FEMA
    The emergency management system came through, just before Election Day. By Charles Mahtesian

IN EVERY ISSUE

  • Editor's Notebook
    Intelligent reform is worthy, but that's not what we've been getting.
  • Letters
  • The Buzz
    Acceptable government pay; is Martha OK?; stamps out of play; bombproof trash cans save the day.
  • Outlook
    Before the war in Iraq, civil servants offered lots of advice about postwar challenges. Too bad no one was listening. By Tom Shoop
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