Government Executive October 1999 Vol.31, No.10

Goodbye Government Girl
Streamlined offices struggle without secretaries, who bore the brunt of job cuts during a major workforce downsizing initiative between 1993 and 1997.

Budget Breakdown
On the silver anniversary of the Budget Act of 1974, the congressional budget process has, ironically, all but collapsed.

Brand New Business
Facing the need to grow or stagnate, the Minerals Management Service's fee-for-service acquisition shop decided to create a brand and sell it. Now, Gov.Works is going strong.

Split Decision
More information reaches troops on the battlefield than ever before. But will it lift the fog of war or cloud decision making?

Healing Hanford
The Energy Department is using alternative dispute resolution techniques to stem whistleblower scandals at the Hanford Nuclear Site in Washington.

Departments
Marketplace : The Key Is What Gets Done, Not How
Travel: Book Some Good Advice
Thinking Ahead: Y2K's Wonder Woman
Managing Technology: Opening the Door to E-Commerce
Viewpoint: Doing Business in the Logic-Free Zone

Columns
Editor's Notebook
The Public Service: Behold Lake Wobegon East
Congress: Slam Dunking Science
The Media: Summertime Blues

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