Government Executive December 1998 Vol.30, No.12

Where's Dad?
HHS is leading a forceful federal charge to make deadbeat parents pay up.

Incoming!
Experts agree the United States is increasingly vulnerable to missile attack. But despite billions of dollars in spending, a viable defense is as elusive as ever.

Forest Fighter
Can a shy, philosophy-quoting fisheries biologist succeed in overhauling the Forest Service?

Up in Smoke
The Army would like to burn up its stockpile of chemical weapons, but the obstacles to destruction are turning out to be bigger than anyone had expected.

Case Study: Perils of Privatizing
Dazzled by promises of big savings from contracting out, Technical Development Administration officials land in a snake pit of rising costs and criticisms.

Special Section: Real World Results
Winners of the seventh annual Government Technology Leadership Awards demonstrate how federal agencies can get real results from technology investments.

Departments
Editor's Notebook
Managing Technology: Systems integration's new look; Investing in human capital
Marketplace: Who's who in acquisition?
Travel: Look both ways before crossing

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