Government Executive March 1997 Vol.29, No.3

The Final Frontier
The glory of space exploration has given way to the drudgery of downsizing as NASA hands off operation of the space shuttle to a private firm.

The Price of Peace
Increasing commitments to peacekeeping and other non-war operations may be costing the military its combat edge.

Perry's Principles
In his last interview in office, William Perry talked about the management philosophy that has led many to call him the most successful Secretary of Defense in decades.

The Wonder Down Under
When it comes to innovative government management, New Zealand has led the way. Now American reinventors are trying to learn from the Kiwi example.

Permanent Temps
Downsizing, budget cuts and the changing nature of work itself are spurring federal managers to find new ways to use contingent workers.

Special Report: Meet the CIOs
A new breed of bureaucrat--the chief information officer--is responsible for information technology investment and management. We profile these important new players and report on their priorities for the next year.

Departments
Editor's Notebook, Management, Federal Marketplace, Bookshelf, Viewpoint, Travel, Letters.

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