Government Executive September 1998 Vol.30, No.9

On Time, At Cost
From the Air Force to the Commerce Department, federal managers are learning the art of effective project management.

Moving Up, Moving On
Would-be federal managers and executives are finding it isn't easy to advance their careers in a downsized government.

Buyer's Market
No longer captives of their agencies' support staffs, program managers now can buy administrative services from many competing suppliers.

"No American Should Go Hungry"
USDA Undersecretary Shirley Watkins seeks a sensitive balance between feeding the demand for food and nutrition programs and starving out waste and abuse.

Mint Condition
The U.S. Mint is showing the way to improved efficiency, customer satisfaction and labor-management cooperation.

Special Section: Information Systems Security
With more and more mission-critical information on line, federal managers must protect that information from unauthorized access. Read about new biometric protections, ways to detect and fend off network intrusions and other important developments.

Departments
Editor's Notebook
Management: The Budget Evolution
Managing Technology: GIS gets down to business, Who's behind that PC?
Marketplace: Measuring Up
Thinking Ahead: The Feds and the Net
Travel: How the Other Half Travels

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