Government Executive January 1997 Vol.29, No.1

Balancing Act
An improved economic and political outlook may make budget director Franklin Raines' job -- and life for federal agencies -- a little easier in 1997.

Biting the Bullet
Army officials fighting to stave off more troop cuts say that their workforce already has been slashed to the bone, making it more difficult to keep up with the increasing pace of deployments.

The Tides of Reinvention
As more freedom to fight waste and mismanagement washes ashore, federal managers are caught in the undertow of new regulations sparked by reform efforts.

The Politics of Citizenship
The saga of the Clinton Administration's effort to naturalize 1 million new American citizens in time for last fall's elections adds a new twist to the reinventing government story.

Funding the Fleet
After a closer look at expenses, the chief of the Atlantic fleet pinches pennies on utility bills and expands the Navy's economic horizons.

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Editor's Notebook, Information Technology, Viewpoint, Travel, Management, Letters.

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