Government Executive Vol. 37 No.13

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  • From the Ground Up
    The Air Force confronts a future in which ground-based controllers and unmanned aircraft are ascendant, while the number of new fighter planes is falling.
    By Katherine McIntire Peters
  • Revision Time
    Homeland Security officials hope a new organizational blueprint will improve operations.
    By Katherine McIntire Peters and Amelia Gruber
  • Survival of What Fits
    Sometimes, the best way to manage change is to resist it.
    By Shane Harris
  • Deep Trouble
    Dire assessments of the oceans' decline send the White House, Congress and NOAA fishing for solutions.
    By Beth Dickey


  • London's Lessons
    Reorganizing intelligence agencies and beefing up their budgets might not be enough. By Jason Vest
  • Mr. Dots
    The Defense Intelligence Agency's technology chief has something he wants to share. By Shane Harris
  • Cheap Rewards
    Some agencies reward quality work by extending contracts, but critics wonder who's minding the store. By Kimberly Palmer
  • Leadership Profile

    In the Hole
    Bradley Belt struggles to keep the pension bailout fund afloat. By Alina Tugend


  • Tech Insider

    To Card or Token
    Thin sheets of plastic slightly larger than credit cards are changing the way government employees identify themselves. By Daniel Pulliam
  • Management Matters

    Crisis Management
    There is a method to the madness. By Brian Friel
  • Political World

    BRAC Breakdown
    Only in theory are base closings apolitical. By Charles Mahtesian
  • Viewpoint

    Almost Excellent
    The last step to improving services for veterans is the toughest. By Mark Catlett
  • Viewpoint

    The New Diplomacy
    Foreign Service employees stretch their skills for an evolving mission. By W. Robert Pearson


  • Editor's Notebook
    Government's constancy is a virtue, but also a handicap in the face of change.
  • Letters
  • The Buzz
    It's spies vs. spies, clearing clearances and a yen for private mail.
  • Outlook
    In seeking to protect government sources-even self-serving ones-reporters perform a public service. By Tom Shoop

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