Government Executive Vol. 37 No.3

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FEATURES

  • Round 2
    New Homeland Security leaders enter the ring for a bruising management battle.
    By Katherine McIntire Peters, Amelia Gruber, Shawn Zeller, Shane Harris and Denise Kersten
    • Homeland Security 2.0
      A special four-page information graphic depicting the complex network of homeland security.
  • No-Fly Zone
    The problem with the federal watch list is airlines are searching it for numbers, not names.
    By Shane Harris
  • Shield of Dreams
    Creating a national missile defense system hinges on a controversial acquisition approach.
    By George Cahlink

NEWS+ANALYSIS

  • Out With the Old
    The civil service system might not disappear so quickly. By Shawn Zeller
  • Role Model?
    The Social Security debate shines a spotlight on the Thrift Savings Plan. By Denise Kersten
  • The Dirty Bomb Squad
    A host of departments and agencies are working to secure international borders against nuclear smugglers. By Beth Dickey
  • The Other War
    A new book sheds light on military operations in Afghanistan. By Katherine McIntire Peters
  • Give and Take
    Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld cuts older systems to make way for the new. By George Cahlink
  • Second Agenda
    Lawmakers approach the president's bold stance on tough issues with caution. By Charles Mahtesian
  • Smooth Operator
    IRS' human capital officer is on a mission to break in the agency's new pay system. By Shawn Zeller

ADVICE+DISSENT

  • Managing Technology

    A New Identity
    Agencies work to issue standard smart cards as employee credentials. By Chris Strohm
  • Management Matters

    Just Say No to Slogans
    Agency campaign jingles are meant to motivate employees, but they're just plain silly. By Brian Friel
  • Political World

    Friends in High Places
    As Commerce secretary, Donald Evans never wavered from the president's agenda. By Charles Mahtesian

IN EVERY ISSUE

  • Editor's Notebook
    Career officials lead the way to better government, today and tomorrow.
  • Letters
  • The Buzz
    Budgets and parity, revised auditing rules, Butt-Head strikes again, David Safavian on the record.
  • Outlook
    The latest report on high-risk federal programs contains some surprisingly good news. By Tom Shoop

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