Government Executive October 1997 Vol.29, No.10

Growing Pains
NATO is slowly changing its focus from the East-West divide toward Europe's seething southern flank. The shift is causing fissures in the trans-Atlantic alliance.

Partners for Peace
A recent exercise in Iceland shows how the American military is forging new alliances with its former Cold War enemies in Russia and Eastern Europe.

Fitting In
Chief information officers have had a year to muscle into the management pecking order, but it's still not clear where they fit.

Green Government
The movement toward more environmentally friendly federal purchasing practices is blossoming.

Forest Fight
Logging debates among the timber industry, environmentalists and outdoor enthusiasts cut to the heart of Northeast forests, and the U.S. Forest Service is caught in the middle.

Commodity Clash
Industry leaders say the Commodity Futures Trading Commission is choking off the exchanges' ability to compete in the financial futures market by overregulation. But the commission is fighting back.

Filling Executive Shoes
As a generation of executives nears retirement, how does an agency identify and develop a new cadre of leaders?

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Editor's Notebook, Travel, Managing Technology, Federal Marketplace, Viewpoint.

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