Government Executive : Vol. 39 No. 3 (3/1/07)
- March 1, 2007
Commandant Gen. James T. Conway details what the Marine Corps needs to win in Iraq and elsewhere.
By Greg Grant
Fueled by frustration with an impotent government and resentment of violent American tactics, the forgotten war in Afghanistan threatens to ignite.
By Greg Grant
Shooting For Mars
Relying on a tried-and-true design from the Apollo program, Lockheed Martin wins its bid to build the next human spacecraft.
By Kimberly Palmer
Scaling Mount Vista
Federal agencies look ahead to Microsoft's new operating system. By David Perera
Cash incentives to get companies to foot project costs fizzle. By Jenny Mandel
SSA commissioner grudgingly leaves behind the agency she loves. By Karen Rutzick
The federal budget proposal is an exercise in optimism or delusion, depending on your point of view. By Katherine McIntire Peters
Sniffing Out Threats
New York's mystery odor shows that modern sensors are limited in their ability to detect airborne chemicals. By Zack Phillips
Balancing Openness and Privacy
To disclose or not to disclose, that is Daniel J. Metcalfe's legacy. By Daniel Pulliam
Managing TechnologyMixed Signals
Jammers meant to foil roadside bombs in Baghdad jeopardize troop safety. By David Perera and Greg Grant
Management MattersWho's the Boss?
Federal workers answer to the Constitution. By Brian Friel
Intelligence FileBehind the Scene
New spy chief Mike McConnell knows how the shadow intelligence community works. By Shane Harris
Ten reasons every agency should focus on what makes it special. By Dannielle Blumenthal
ViewpointBreaking the Sound Barrier
An agency is only as good as its ability to communicate. By Pat McLagan
Political WorldA Lot to Learn
The new Democratic majority must avoid making rookie mistakes. By Charles Mahtesian
IN EVERY ISSUE
Emphasizing combat instead of nation-building has some concerned.
GI Joe, the brew; humping a load; a peacenik at Defense.
Agencies are gaining the trust of the American people. If only they could say the same for their own employees. By Tom Shoop