Government Executive : Vol. 41 No. 14 (12/1/09)
- December 1, 2009
Guns & Drugs
Agencies for the first time are pursuing a coordinated strategy to stop arms trafficking to Mexico.
By Katherine McIntire Peters
Dismantling the embattled Defense personnel system could spark a reinvention of performance management across government.
By Alyssa Rosenberg
Tick, Tick, Tick
Contractors are facing delays on both ends of major awards and in some cases it's pushing them toward financial disaster.
By Elizabeth Newell
The Real World
To recruit young feds, agencies have to reach beyond Facebook and YouTube. By Emily Long
Race to the Bottom
Cheapest might not always be best when awarding contracts to protect overseas buildings. By Robert Brodsky
Casting a Wider Net
Making Internet freedom a condition of diplomatic relations proves difficult. By Aliya Sternstein
Managing TechnologyPhantom Post
Delays in appointing a cybersecurity czar cast doubt on the position. By Jill R. Aitoro
Management MattersAvoid the Arbitrary
Don't pick a number, any number, when setting goals for your office. By Brian Friel
Intelligence FileCreaky Collaboration
Concerns about information sharing persist, and they're dividing the intelligence community. By Shane Harris
IN EVERY ISSUE
When federal employees put themselves on the line. By Tom Shoop
Gift guide, Census director faces challenges, work at play and more.
Adm. Mike Mullen is an articulate advocate of U.S. policies abroad. By Timothy B. Clarke