Government Executive : Vol. 39 No. 8 (5/15/07)
May 15, 2007
Launching a New Navy
Shipbuilding and buying bungles beset the Navy's top officer, Adm. Michael G. Mullen, as he sets the service on a new course.
By Greg Grant
Fight to The Finish
As the Bush administration winds down, tensions between careerists and political appointees heat up.
By Karen Rutzick
In a world of sense- and-respond logistics, vehicles call in when they're low on gas and fuel is delivered before they run out.
By David Perera
The Federal Emergency Management Agency says its contracting problems are solved- the next huge disaster will be the true test.
By Robert Brodsky
Staying in the Fight
Troop tours lengthen, but no one agrees on the right duration for deployments. By Greg Grant
Out of Its Depth
The Coast Guard's decision to take over Deepwater raises concern about the government's ability to oversee large contracts. By Katherine McIntire Peters
Rising accuracy rate makes face recognition technology a viable security tool. By Zack Phillips
If the Symptom Fits
Electronic patient files advance care, up to a point. By David Perera
All Together Now
The workplace lines have blurred for government, for-profits and nonprofits.By Brian Friel
Gimme an S-P-Y
Intelligence cheerleaders promote solidarity in the field. By Shane Harris
The Long View
Enterprise architecture plans are useless without clear, relevant information. By Andrew N. Blumenthal
Katrina's Neglected Lesson
It's the people, not just policies, that make a disaster plan work. By Bruce C. Jones
IN EVERY ISSUE
The struggle to control agency rule-making.
Polar bears on the hot seat, mind the tax gap, and uniformly unhappy.
Sometimes where there's smoke, there's just smoke.By Tom Shoop
May 15, 2007