Government Executive May 2001 Vol.33, No.6

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

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.

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.

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

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



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.


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

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