Government Executive Vol. 37 No.2

magazine cover image


  • The Red Zone
    Federal agencies are about to enter an era of fiscal austerity unlike any seen before.
    By Shawn Zeller
  • The Big Squeeze
    The coming fiscal crisis compels an effort to wring savings out of the budget by cutting poor-performing programs.
    By Amelia Gruber
  • Intelligent Reform
    Spy agencies urgently need changes that the new law fails to address.
    By Shane Harris
  • Flushed Out
    A former undercover operative explains how bad management drives out the CIA's best and brightest.
    By Lindsay Moran


  • ICE Warms Up
    New partnership nets major bust for immigration and customs agents. By Katherine McIntire Peters
  • Blizzard of Bids
    Early reviews help agencies and contractors save time and money in the rush for Iraq rebuilding work. By Kimberly Palmer
  • House Calls Go High Tech
    Astronauts dive deep to try space surgery. By Beth Dickey
  • Winning Season
    Leadership Profile: Bob Otto and his 'dream team' transform Postal Service technology. By Denise Kersten


  • Managing Technology

    Building the Medical Internet
    The vision of a digital health network faces funding and compatibility challenges. By Denise Kersten
  • Management Matters

    Merit vs. Race
    The numbers don't tell the real performance ratings story. By Brian Friel
  • Political World

    The Mighty Micropolis
    New census designation puts small-town America on the map. By Charles Mahtesian
  • Viewpoint

    Looking Out for Deal-Breakers
    Farsighted project leaders can keep vital scientific research on the right track. By George K. Lucey, Ronald W. Armstrong, Laszlo B. Kish and Roger B. Clough


  • Editor's Notebook
  • Letters
  • The Buzz
    More plum positions, a failed audit, leaving Homeland, and satisfied customers.
  • Executive Recruitment
    A former government technology guru goes to the private sector to help contractors design their pitches. By Shawn Zeller
  • Outlook
    Political appointees' resignation letters hold hidden lessons. By Tom Shoop
Back Issues
Stay up-to-date with federal news alerts and analysis — Sign up for GovExec's email newsletters.
Close [ x ] More from GovExec

Thank you for subscribing to newsletters from
We think these reports might interest you:

  • Sponsored by Brocade

    Best of 2016 Federal Forum eBook

    Earlier this summer, Federal and tech industry leaders convened to talk security, machine learning, network modernization, DevOps, and much more at the 2016 Federal Forum. This eBook includes a useful summary highlighting the best content shared at the 2016 Federal Forum to help agencies modernize their network infrastructure.

  • Sponsored by CDW-G

    GBC Flash Poll Series: Merger & Acquisitions

    Download this GBC Flash Poll to learn more about federal perspectives on the impact of industry consolidation.

  • Sponsored by One Identity

    One Nation Under Guard: Securing User Identities Across State and Local Government

    In 2016, the government can expect even more sophisticated threats on the horizon, making it all the more imperative that agencies enforce proper identity and access management (IAM) practices. In order to better measure the current state of IAM at the state and local level, Government Business Council (GBC) conducted an in-depth research study of state and local employees.

  • Sponsored by Aquilent

    The Next Federal Evolution of Cloud

    This GBC report explains the evolution of cloud computing in federal government, and provides an outlook for the future of the cloud in government IT.

  • Sponsored by Aquilent

    A DevOps Roadmap for the Federal Government

    This GBC Report discusses how DevOps is steadily gaining traction among some of government's leading IT developers and agencies.

  • Sponsored by LTC Partners, administrators of the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program

    Approaching the Brink of Federal Retirement

    Approximately 10,000 baby boomers are reaching retirement age per day, and a growing number of federal employees are preparing themselves for the next chapter of their lives. Learn how to tackle the challenges that today's workforce faces in laying the groundwork for a smooth and secure retirement.

  • Sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Cyber Defense 101: Arming the Next Generation of Government Employees

    Read this issue brief to learn about the sector's most potent challenges in the new cyber landscape and how government organizations are building a robust, threat-aware infrastructure

  • Sponsored by Aquilent

    GBC Issue Brief: Cultivating Digital Services in the Federal Landscape

    Read this GBC issue brief to learn more about the current state of digital services in the government, and how key players are pushing enhancements towards a user-centric approach.

  • Sponsored by CDW-G

    Joint Enterprise Licensing Agreements

    Read this eBook to learn how defense agencies can achieve savings and efficiencies with an Enterprise Software Agreement.

  • Sponsored by Cloudera

    Government Forum Content Library

    Get all the essential resources needed for effective technology strategies in the federal landscape.


When you download a report, your information may be shared with the underwriters of that document.