Government Executive May 1997 Vol.29, No.5

Cover Your Assets
Capital programming is helping managers make the case for buying big-ticket items like buildings, equipment and information technology, even in tight budgetary times.

Count Your Costs
How can you become more efficient if you don't know how much your products and services really cost? It's as easy as A-B-C: activity-based costing.


The Last Plantation
Spurred by the complaints of African-American farmers and its own employees, the Agriculture Department is finally moving to deal with its legacy of discrimination.

The New OSHA
By partnering with employers and labor unions to boost workplace safety and health conditions, a reinventing OSHA is making friends in some unlikely places.

The Mother Load
How can a career executive and mother of twins juggle the pressures of work and home?

Military Links
Legislation to open Defense Department golf courses to the public is in the rough, but civilians are edging closer to the greens.

Computer Security Guide
Our security guide focuses on products and methods that protect the government's computer data against threats to confidentiality, reliability, integrity and availability. We cover encryption, intranet firewalls, anti-virus software, power protection and disaster recovery techniques.

Departments
Editor's Notebook, Defense Beat, Bookshelf, Information Technology, Travel, Letters.

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