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Susan Fourney

Managing Editor As managing editor, Susan Fourney has been part of the editorial leadership team at Government Executive since 1995. She has more than 30 years of newspaper and magazine experience, mostly covering federal management issues. Prior to joining Government Executive, she was managing editor at Federal Times. Early in her career she worked as an editor and writer at Army Times and Dallas/Fort Worth Suburban Newspapers. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from George Mason University.
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September 8, 2015 When Bots Call the Shots Fast-forward 35 years: Human troops might not control the fight. Faster “battle rhythm” will increasingly push human beings out of the decision-making loop, according to thought leaders from the Defense Department, the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, the Institute for Defense Analysis and academia at a...

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July 8, 2015 Defying Ranger Danger NPS’ Matt Hudson says he was just doing his job during a courageous nighttime rescue. After Matt Hudson received the call that his services were needed to rescue a man stuck on a rock amid Class IV rapids, he and his team—Brett Painter and Thomas Hall—had an...

Making Room for a Modern Workforce

May 6, 2015 The U.S. Forest Service inhabits one of the more visible historical landmarks in Washington. The brick red Sidney Yates building, which opened its doors in 1880, sits at the edge of the National Mall. The Forest Service, which turns 110 this year, grew out of its headquarters space years ago...

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May 6, 2015 The New Rat Pack HeroRATs are on a global mission to sniff out danger and save lives. By Susan Fourney Hallmark could have a field day with this one: April 4 was World Rat Day (also U.N. Mine Awareness Day). OK, maybe a greeting card would be over the top....

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November 11, 2014 The Disease Detectives CDC’s intelligence officers were on the case even before the Ebola outbreak made headlines. By Susan Fourney Imagine having a job and not knowing where your next commute will take you or what will be expected of you when you get there, and if the work doesn’t...

This Graphic Will Show You What Your Office Will Look Like in 10 Years

May 2, 2014 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In 2013, the General Services Administration put the finishing touches on its next-gen headquarters renovation, designed to reduce the agency’s building expenses and carbon footprint while creating efficient work spaces that meet the growing need for mobility and flexibility on the job. The planners envision this modern paradigm as the...

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September 1, 2013 Films About War Iraq War veteran Michael Chan pursued two dreams—the military and movies. By Susan Fourney High on the list of risky career moves are fighting wars and making movies, and Michael Chan took a chance on both. The 27-year-old Iraq War veteran, who served two tours with the...

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July 1, 2013 Debating the Draft One lawmaker says women should sign up, while others say shut it down. The decades-old military draft system could be in line for a face-lift if some in Congress have their way. Lawmakers are making moves to reform the Selective Service, the agency in charge of registering...

In Focus: Funding Defense

April 18, 2013 The national defense base budget has outweighed non-defense spending for much of the past three decades, according to data compiled by the Congressional Research Service. In constant dollars, defense base budget authority in 1977 was lower than non-defense -- $340.6 billion versus $421.1 billion. In 2012, national defense spending was...

Budget Winners and Losers

April 10, 2013 While federal deficit reduction and sequestration have dominated the national conversation during the past year, not all agencies would see spending cuts under President Obama’s fiscal 2014 budget proposal. Eight departments and major agencies would see increases in discretionary funding under the president’s plan. The State and Commerce departments would...

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