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Government Executive : Vol. 45 No. 3 (May/June 2013)

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May 28, 2013 – Vol. 45, No. 3

  • Danger Zone Dispatches

    By Charles S. ClarkarrowA little-known agency deploys teams to find faulty regulations after chemical disasters.
  • It Takes A Village

    By Eric KatzarrowTo reduce costs, USPS is partnering with local businesses to offer retail services.
  • Around Government

    By Charles S. Clark, Chawndese Hylton and Kedar PavgiarrowVA’s oldest beneficiaries, agencies going solar and pricey portraits.
  • No Dead Zones

    By Aliya SternsteinarrowThe Army wants to protect brand-name smartphones and tablets on the front lines.
  • Tech Roundup

    By Aliya Sternstein, Bob Brewin and Joseph MarksarrowTransparency moves, TRICARE budget shift and CIOs for IT reform.
  • Taking the Long View

    By John KamenskyarrowFor many agencies, it’s a good idea to look beyond the next three or four years.
  • Lessons in Homeland Security

    By Jessica Herrera-Flanigan arrowOutgoing DHS deputy Jane Holl Lute sheds light on the changing dynamics of countering threats.
  • One Tweet at a Time

    By Kedar PavgiarrowOpen communication and strong relationships are central to Scott Horvath’s social media success.
  • Secrets of Success

    By Kellie Lunney, FeaturesarrowManaging through tough times is a challenge, but crisis creates opportunity too.
  • Taking a Flier on Big Data

    By Aliya Sternstein, FeaturesarrowSA wants data aggregators to screen airline passengers, but digital records can be unreliable.

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