Government Executive Vol. 37 No.1

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  • Training Games
    The virtual world offers a low-cost, no-impact learning environment for soldiers, first responders and, increasingly, other employees.
    By Shawn Zeller
  • Troubled Waters
    Since Sept. 11, controlling what and who passes between two countries requires unprecedented cooperation on both sides of the border.
    By Katherine McIntire Peters
  • Breaking Ranks
    Part-time soldiers are starting to crack under full-time pressure in Iraq.
    By George Cahlink
  • Uh Oh!
    Why smart people make dumb mistakes with e-mail.
    By Shane Harris


  • Repairing Intelligence
    Is the new national director powerful enough? By Shane Harris
  • E-king Out the Rules
    Oscar Morales leads the online effort to simplify and amplify regulations. By Shawn Zeller
  • The Slog of Reconstruction
    Violence, corruption and a critical people shortage imperil Iraq's future. By Shane Harris
  • Undeliverable
    The goal of reforming the Postal Service remains elusive. By Denise Kersten
  • NTSB's Most Wanted
    Investigators complain about the government's slow progress on travel safety. By Beth Dickey
  • The Harbinger
    A terrorist expert says the Homeland Security Department has tipped its hand. By Shawn Zeller
  • Raising the Bar
    No Child Left Behind leads factions to ask what's in it for them. By Denise Kersten
  • Security Swap
    Window opens for airports to replace federal screeners with contract workers. By Chris Strohm
  • Culling Complaints
    The head of the Office of Special Counsel clears a backlog of whistleblower cases. By Amelia Gruber
  • In the Line of Fire
    Leadership Profile Andrew Maner dodges both actual and metaphorical bullets. By Amelia Gruber


  • Managing Technology

    Eye on Security
    Directives on securing agency networks have boosted compliance. By Karen D. Schwartz
  • Management Matters

    The Art of Show and Tell
    Keep employees in the know with performance goals. By Brian Friel
  • Viewpoint

    Leading the Leaders
    How to tame a seat-of-the-pants executive. By Steven L. Katz
  • Political World

    Clipped Coattails
    Former Clinton officials struggle in bids for elected office. By Charles Mahtesian


  • Editor's Notebook
    Part-time soldiers have never had first call on training and equipment.
  • Letters
  • The Buzz
    Bidding on Los Alamos, an anthrax lawsuit is tossed, and meeting the new bosses.
  • Outlook
    We're outsourcing some tax collection as if there were no alternative. By Tom Shoop
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