Government Executive : Vol. 41 No. 5 (5/1/09)
May 1, 2009
Foreign & Domestic
A State Department couple and the debate over federal benefits for same-sex partners of employees.
By Alyssa Rosenberg
The Navy's shipbuilding plans are hitting the shoals of fiscal reality.
By Katherine McIntire Peters
As participatory government brings an onslaught of public comments online, agencies will need the right tools to make sense of it all.
By Carolyn Duffy Marsan
Following years of scandals, the Office of Special Counsel is rebuilding and anxiously awaiting new leadership. By Elizabeth Newell
Last Line of Defense
President Obama's legacy could depend on watchdogs' success.By Robert Brodsky
Open to Change
Shifting from proprietary software gives agencies latitude to customize IT systems. By Gautham Nagesh
The barriers to reliable information sharing are numerous. By Brian Friel
Blair's First Moves
The new spy chief is not afraid of a head wind. By Shane Harris
IN EVERY ISSUE
Congress and the White House are looking at gay rights issues in a whole new light. By Tom Shoop
Duty and dignity; feds across America; more than one way to save a tree.
High profits fuel criminal and terrorist groups that threaten American security. By Timothy B. Clark
May 1, 2009