Government Executive September 1999 Vol.31, No.9

Leadership Void
Without aggressive recruiting and training, the stream of experienced, well-trained executives at upper levels of government may soon run dry.

Switching Sides
The reasons federal executives leave to join management consulting firms are as varied as the jobs they leave. But the firms are unanimous about what they're buying: government savvy.

Future Fleet
Its command of the high seas assured, the Navy is trying to get its bearings on uncharted, and decidedly unfriendly, coastal waters.

Countdown
The Census Bureau faces unprecedented staffing, management and political challenges as it gears up for next year's big count.

Boutique Bureaucracy
Nearly four decades after its inception, the tiny, idealistic Peace Corps continues to defy Washington norms.

Case Study: Slick Deal
A distinguished executive who was told to step up the pace on finding new energy sources is accused of steering a critical pipeline contract.

Departments
Management : Contracting for the Best Results
Marketplace : Franchising With a Twist
Travel: What a Trip
Thinking Ahead: Knowledge Tapper
Managing Technology: Using Technology to Control Technology
Viewpoint: Back to Basics in Eastern Europe
Letters

Columns
Editor's Notebook
The Public Service: Talent Pool Runs Dry
Congress: Proxy Wars
The Media: Getting the Word Out

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