Government Executive April 1999 Vol.31, No.4

Information Insecurity
Protecting government computer systems from hackers is vital to national security. It's also increasingly difficult.

The Buying Business
Procurement pioneers selling space on information technology contracts have created entrepreneurial outposts inside their agencies.

Retirement Redux
To keep mid-career service members from jumping ship, the Pentagon wants its old retirement system back.

Feds and Families
Uncle Sam is among the country's most family-friendly employers. But the Clinton administration wants agencies to do even more to help employees balance their work and home lives.

NATO's New Mission
As NATO celebrates its 50th birthday, the alliance welcomes new members-and faces unprecedented challenges

Dangerous Truths
Employees may paint an ugly picture when asked to tell the truth about their jobs, but letting them have their say sure beats the alternative.

Departments
Marketplace : 'Smart Pay' Pays Off
Defense Beat : Linking the Budget to the Mission
Travel: Course Changes Create Confusion
Thinking Ahead: Stovepipe Stomper
Managing Technology: Telecom Companies Slug It Out, Thinking From the Outside In
Letters

Columns
Editor's Notebook
The Public Service: Problem Parents
Congress: Slicing the Turf
The Media: The Y2K Doomsayers

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