Government Executive : Vol. 39 No. 13 (8/1/07)
August 1, 2007
Angered by slower raises and tighter rules, air traffic controllers are retiring en masse.
By Alyssa Rosenberg
Adapt Or Die
Soldiers need a new set of skills and qualities to succeed at counterinsurgency.
By Greg Grant
There's little downside to being alarmist about terror, so we spend too much on measures that evoke feelings of security without actually improving it.
By Zack Phillips
Looking for Leaders
The Army needs more than a few good officers to combat a shortage of captains and majors. By Katherine McIntire Peters
The Language Corps
The federal government wants to create a pool of linguists for emergencies at home and abroad. By Katherine McIntire Peters
GSA's new chief acquisition officer has big plans, but time is not on her side. By Robert Brodsky
Clash Over Casualties
Battlefield medics resist push to stop using joint patient tracking system. By Bob Brewin
Spiraling Into Control
An intriguing DHS program fills safety gaps fast with low-cost technology. By Zack Phillips
Executives can share an hour of their wisdom with up-and-comers. By Brian Friel
Endangered villages in Darfur are protected by powerful, and relatively inexpensive, intelligence. By Shane Harris
IN EVERY ISSUE
Border agents tread the fine line between friend and foe, barriers and access, technology and tin.
Accidents of war, hurricane chief blown away, found money.
Do we really need an all-out effort to entice young people into federal jobs? By Tom Shoop
August 1, 2007