Government Executive May 2001 Vol.33, No.6


PERSONAL FINANCE
Risk and Reward
By Brian Friel
Playing it smart in the new Thrift Savings Plan.

HUMAN CAPITAL
People Persons
By Matthew Weinstock
With a federal personnel crisis looming, the role of the human resource professional is changing from enforcer to adviser and partner.

PROCUREMENT
Bidding Wars
By Shane Harris
Online reverse auctions have been heralded as one of the hottest innovations in procurement. But not everyone is ready to jump on the bandwagon.

DEFENSE
Force Without Fatalities
By Barton Reppert
The U.S. military is trying to develop an arsenal of non-lethal weapons.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Balancing the Books
By Katherine McIntire Peters
Despite serious challenges, agencies are making real progress in financial management.

Departments

Letters

Managing Technology: Computer Security is No Quick Fix
By Franklin S. Reeder
Securing computers is an urgent, but endless, task.

Managing Technology: Breaking Down Barriers
By Brian Friel
Starting June 21, government technology must be accessible to people with disabilities.

Personal Technology: What's the Password?
By Joshua Dean
Bio-passwords, powerful Palms, titanium apples, electronic highlighters and more.

Travel: Surviving Long Trips
By Lauren R. Taylor
Survival tips for endless trips.

Marketplace: Building on Blueprints
By Allan V. Burman
President Bush wants more contracting, online procurement and greater emphasis on vendor performance.

Viewpoint: Welcome Aboard--Icebergs Ahead
By Robert L. Ashbaugh
A guide for political appointees navigating ethics rules.

Management: When Prior Punishments Don't Count
By William Rudman
A federal court has changed the rules for using prior discipline in punishing employees.

Columns

Editor's Notebook: Back Office Blues
Political World: Faith Funds and Performance
The Last Word: The Jurassic Park of Reform

Back Issues

Stay up-to-date with federal news alerts and analysis — Sign up for GovExec's email newsletters.
FROM OUR SPONSORS
JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Close [ x ] More from GovExec
 
 

Thank you for subscribing to newsletters from GovExec.com.
We think these reports might interest you:

  • Going Agile:Revolutionizing Federal Digital Services Delivery

    Here’s one indication that times have changed: Harriet Tubman is going to be the next face of the twenty dollar bill. Another sign of change? The way in which the federal government arrived at that decision.

    Download
  • Cyber Risk Report: Cybercrime Trends from 2016

    In our first half 2016 cyber trends report, SurfWatch Labs threat intelligence analysts noted one key theme – the interconnected nature of cybercrime – and the second half of the year saw organizations continuing to struggle with that reality. The number of potential cyber threats, the pool of already compromised information, and the ease of finding increasingly sophisticated cybercriminal tools continued to snowball throughout the year.

    Download
  • Featured Content from RSA Conference: Dissed by NIST

    Learn more about the latest draft of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology guidance document on authentication and lifecycle management.

    Download
  • GBC Issue Brief: The Future of 9-1-1

    A Look Into the Next Generation of Emergency Services

    Download
  • GBC Survey Report: Securing the Perimeters

    A candid survey on cybersecurity in state and local governments

    Download
  • The New IP: Moving Government Agencies Toward the Network of The Future

    Federal IT managers are looking to modernize legacy network infrastructures that are taxed by growing demands from mobile devices, video, vast amounts of data, and more. This issue brief discusses the federal government network landscape, as well as market, financial force drivers for network modernization.

    Download
  • eBook: State & Local Cybersecurity

    CenturyLink is committed to helping state and local governments meet their cybersecurity challenges. Towards that end, CenturyLink commissioned a study from the Government Business Council that looked at the perceptions, attitudes and experiences of state and local leaders around the cybersecurity issue. The results were surprising in a number of ways. Learn more about their findings and the ways in which state and local governments can combat cybersecurity threats with this eBook.

    Download

When you download a report, your information may be shared with the underwriters of that document.