Government Executive Vol. 36 No.21

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  • Showdown at Yellowstone
    A face-off over snowmobiles could change the course of the National Park Service.
    By Denise Kersten
  • Viral Time Bomb
    The shortage of flu vaccine bodes ill for thousands of Americans.
    By Katherine McIntire Peters
  • Processing People
    Human resources technology is yielding great benefits, but there are risks.
    By Shawn Zeller
  • Open To Closure
    How military managers can prepare for base closures.
    By George Cahlink
  • Taking the High Ground
    New U.S. space exploration goals bring NASA and Defense closer.
    By Beth Dickey
  • Bright Ideas
    The winners of the 2004 Government Technology Leadership Awards.


  • Cold Comfort
    Chilly? Your work probably is suffering. By Shawn Zeller
  • Terrorism Risk vs. Reward
    Should the Virgin Islands get more federal emergency response funds per capita than New York? By Amelia Gruber
  • Message Control
    In Iraq, the U.S. government struggles with grisly terrorist propaganda. By Shane Harris
  • Calling for Contractors
    EEOC officials choose a company to answer customers' questions. By Amelia Gruber
  • On the Case
    Pentagon task force chief targets sexual harassment policy. By Daniel Pulliam
  • The Best and the Rest
    Managers must stress positive feedback and employee development. By Shawn Zeller
  • Anonymous No More
    The CIA's top terrorist hunter says people, not agencies, failed to stop 9/11. By Shane Harris

  • Getting Buyers in Line
    Air Force procurement problems prompt reviews and reorganization. By George Cahlink


  • Managing Technology

    Portals in the Storm
    GIS helped Florida officials brace for this year's hurricanes. By Karen D. Schwartz
  • Management Matters

    It Takes a Bureaucracy
    Serving the government customer isn't as simple as it sounds. By Brian Friel
  • Public Administration

    What's Next
    After the campaign. By C. Morgan Kinghorn and William Shields Jr.
  • Political World

    Border Clash
    The immigration debate promises to heat up in Congress. By Charles Mahtesian


  • Editor's Notebook
    Technology leadership awards celebrate bright ideas and what we do with them.
  • Letters
  • The Buzz
    Howard Stern and the FCC chief, score cards going green, healthier bureaucrats, and federal heroes on TV.
  • Executive Recruitment
    A recently retired SES veteran looks to pro sports for his next career. By Timothy B. Clark
  • Outlook
    All together now: Welcome back, big government! By Tom Shoop
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