Government Executive April 2001 Vol.33, No.4


FEDERAL PAY
Raising Pay
By Eric Yoder
Winners and losers in the salary sweepstakes.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Black Hole
By Frank Micciche
Huge cost overruns on the "Big Dig" project in Boston show the pitfalls of intergovernmental partnership.

THE ENVIRONMENT
Natural Wonder
By Cyril T. Zaneski
Longtime enemies have come together to save the Everglades, the world's greatest wetlands.

THE MILITARY
Home Improvement
By George Cahlink
The Defense Department is asking commercial developers to take over the job of building and maintaining base housing.

MANAGEMENT PROFILE
The Problem Solver
By Christopher Connell
Former GAO technology whiz Christopher Hoenig is creating a new language to solve tough problems in government and industry.

Departments

Letters

Managing Technology: Turning data into knowledge
By Joshua Dean
Business intelligence tools turn data into useful information.

Personal Technology: E-photos made easy
By Joshua Dean
More shutterbugs buy digital cameras; retro computer users pick flower power.

Travel: Miles to go, promises to keep
By Lauren R. Taylor
Airlines' promise to improve service is grounded by delays and dissatisfaction..

Marketplace: The keys to better business
By Allan V. Burman
Agencies don't have to be performance-based organizations to push the envelope of success.

Viewpoint: Outsourcing pits mission vs. money
By James H. Ward, John C. Deal and Drew Hamilton
Nowhere does the battle over outsourcing rage more fiercely than in the Pentagon.

Management: Effectiveness vs. efficiency
By James Colvard
Effectiveness is more important than efficiency in federal operations.

Columns

Editor's Notebook: Overlooking oversight
Political World: Revolving door woes
The Last Word: Harbingers of a troubled future

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