Government Executive Vol. 37 No.21

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FEATURES

  • Power Pencils
    CFOs shed the bean-counter image to become power players.
    By Julie Sturgeon
  • Big Deals
    With more contracts over $20 billion, 2006 might bring some of the biggest deals ever. A four-page guide.
    By Karen D. Schwartz
  • Contention In Crisis
    Friction among state, local and federal disaster responders imperils recoveries.
    By Jonathan Walters
  • Schmooze Or Lose
    Contractors rely on connections and insider information.
    By Kimberly Palmer
  • Missed Perceptions
    No one is sure how well psychological operations have worked, but that's not stopping efforts to step them up.
    By Jason Vest

NEWS+ANALYSIS

  • New Deal
    With the giant Networx contract on the horizon, GSA rewires its approach to telecom services. By David Perera and Kimberly Palmer
  • Electronic Management
    The next generation of workflow software is making its way into government offices. By Kimberly Palmer
  • Workin' on the Railroad
    Huge operating losses, poor on-time performance and a maintenance backlog sets Amtrak on an alternate route. By Beth Dickey
  • Leadership Profile

    Getting Serious
    Charlie Allen is repackaging Homeland Security intelligence to boost the department's reputation. By Justin Rood

ADVICE+DISSENT

  • Managing Technology

    Wireless Law Enforcement
    Everyone agrees that all levels of government should be able to communicate during routines and emergencies, but no one expects it to be easy. By Chris Strohm
  • Management Matters

    Unstrategic Plans
    We've got a plan for planning. Now let's make a plan for doing. By Brian Friel
  • Viewpoint

    Power vs. Influence
    Management is a position that is granted; leadership is a status that is earned. By Scott Derrick
  • Viewpoint

    Always On
    24/7 availability is not such a good idea for executives. By Franklin S. Reeder
  • Political World

    Fertile Ground
    Census shows a GOP edge in states with higher birth and marriage rates. By Charles Mahtesian

IN EVERY ISSUE

  • Editor's Notebook
    Progress in financial management also brings burdens of rising expectations.
  • Letters
  • The Buzz
    Christmas in space, rubber paybands and the cons of contracting.
  • Outlook
    Using fears of a "human capital crisis" as a tool to achieve policy objectives is dangerous business. By Tom Shoop

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