Government Executive Vol. 37 No.4

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  • The Front Line
    Chief human capital officers must lead a civil service revolution.
    By Shawn Zeller
  • Bitter Pill
    After Vioxx, the FDA faces public demands for more information about dangerous medications.
    By Denise Kersten
  • Safe Passage
    What's the Transportation Security Administration doing to safeguard those who travel by train, ship or car?
    By Beth Dickey
  • The Science Deficit
    Civilian research is taking a back seat to defense and security needs.
    By Beth Dickey


  • It's a Tag, Tag, Tag, Tag World
    Radio frequency identification makes big promises. But is it secure? By Shane Harris
  • Hard Bargain
    Unions hustle to attract new members as labor loses clout in personnel reforms. By Kimberly Palmer
  • Waiting for Secrets
    Intelligence law sets time limits to shake loose the backlog of security clearance applications. By Amelia Gruber
  • Bolstering Buyers
    Federal procurement chief David Safavian wants to give the acquisition workforce a shot in the arm. By Amelia Gruber
  • The Long Wait
    Military communities likely will have to wait years to see any economic benefits from base closings. By George Cahlink
  • Turning Point
    The Iraqi election might have given the beleaguered rebuilding effort a needed boost. By Katherine McIntire Peters


  • Tech Insider

    Spider and the Flies
    An Army general switches hats and helps one company chase big intelligence business. By Shane Harris
  • Management Matters

    Accepting Injustice
    Why feds tolerate bad behavior from the boss. By Brian Friel
  • Executive Recruitment

    Rosslyn Kleeman has a knack for finding jobs that fit. By Amelia Gruber


  • Editor's Notebook
    Do the government's "chiefs" have enough pull to change entire bureaucracies? By Timothy B. Clark
  • Letters
  • The Buzz
    Chow time's your time; benefits vs. weapons; confirmed reservations; free money!
  • Outlook
    The federal compensation culture may be in for a big change. By Tom Shoop
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