Government Executive Vol. 37 No.11

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  • On the Line
    Border control agencies confront disgruntled citizens, vast open spaces, counterproductive policies and more in the Southwest.
    By Chris Strohm
  • The Perfect Candidate
    Image, not reality, is too often the basis of hiring decisions.
    By Shawn Zeller
  • Invisible Wounds
    Soldiers are coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan with post-traumatic stress disorder and other problems. Is the Veterans Affairs Department ready?
    By Denise Kersten
  • Roads' Toll
    With scarce funds idling on troubled highway projects, the government could turn to a free market system to fix the nation's gridlock.
    By Beth Dickey


  • The Plane Truth
    Air Force leaders tried to clip his wings, but Kenneth Krieg is flying high in the wake of the discredited Boeing deal. By Katherine McIntire Peters
  • Techno Translation
    Faced with a severe shortage of linguists, federal agencies are turning to computers for help. By Katherine McIntire Peters
  • Peddling Persuasion
    Lobbyists take a crack at government's toughest watchdog agency. By Daniel Pulliam
  • Deadly Sins
    Defense and Homeland Security are creating a list of mandatory firing offenses, and unions are worried. By Shawn Zeller
  • Leadership Profile

    Workforce Whisperer
    Ronald Sanders pushes open the door to a new civil service. By Shawn Zeller


  • Tech Insider

    The Hunt
    Government contractors and intelligence agencies want one thing: skilled hands with a security clearance. By Shane Harris
  • Management Matters

    Chain Reaction
    When the power of suggestion sets off a series of unfortunate events. By Brian Friel
  • Viewpoint

    Cleaning Up Their Act
    What happens when leaders take the time to improve performance. By Robert M. Tobias


  • Editor's Notebook
    It's time for corporate leaders to get off the sidelines on important public problems.
  • The Buzz
    On the move, Earth's asteroid-blasting agency, fresh Mint competition and let's make a deal.
  • Outlook
    Of course Deep Throat was a bureaucrat. How could we have expected anything else? By Tom Shoop

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