Government Executive : Vol. 39 No. 11 (7/1/07)
July 1, 2007
The Government Accountability Office's Ronald Stroman exposes disparities in promotions and performance ratings.
By Karen Rutzick
Inspectors general are finding that oversight cuts both ways.
By Robert Brodsky
Playing The Piper
Businesses wouldn't bite on the last attempt to lure them into biodefense, so the Health and Human Services Department is changing its tune.
By Zack Phillips
If an Iraq drawdown is nigh, why are we adding 92,000 combat troops to the Army and Marines?
By Greg Grant
Fields of Dreams
Burning ethanol made from corn is supposed to reduce our dependence on oil; instead, it's wreaking havoc on agriculture. By Katherine McIntire Peters
State of Uncertainty
Staff shortfalls are undercutting Condoleezza Rice's efforts to transform her agency. By Katherine McIntire Peters
Mad About MySpace
Defense's decision to block popular Web sites pits online buddies against bandwidth. By Bob Brewin
Fixing network vulnerabilities can be easier than you think. By Allan Holmes
Rules Are Cool
Sometimes it's better to embrace red tape, not cut it. By Brian Friel
Why can't 2,000 Arabic speakers get jobs with an intelligence agency? By Shane Harris
Erasing the Rubber Stamp
In the 110th Congress, oversight is about more than oversight. By Charles Mahtesian
IN EVERY ISSUE
A reader defines our mission.
High-stakes training, fraud busters and diversity in the Senior Executive Service.
Executive awards come under increased scrutiny. By Tom Shoop
July 1, 2007