Government Executive July 2001 Vol.33, No.9

The Daniels Decree
By Brian Friel
OMB chief Mitch Daniels tells agencies to plan for a smaller, flatter government.

Race for Recruits
By Katherine McIntire Peters
The military services are forming some unusual business alliances in an effort to boost recruiting.

In the Know
By Shane Harris
Chief knowledge officers are the latest addition to agency management ranks. Now they're trying to prove they belong there.

Healing HCFA
By Matthew Weinstock
Thomas Scully and the Bush administration hope to give the Health Care Financing Administration a healthy shot of innovation and funding.

Down to a Science
By Christopher Connell
Anthony Fauci keeps his edge by seeing patients and doing research while running the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Speaking Out
By Marcela Kogan
In today's government, conquering a fear of public speaking is critical to becoming an effective leader.



Managing Technology: Weathering the ERP Storm
By Joshua Dean
The Military Sealift Command proves agencies can weather the storm of implementing enterprise resource planning systems.

Defense Beat: Mixed Messages on Funding
By Katherine McIntire Peters
The $6 billion supplemental funding request for the Defense Department is several billion dollars short of service leaders' expectations.

Travel: Taking the High Road
By Lauren R. Taylor
Car travelers point out the pluses and the minuses where the rubber meets the road.

Marketplace: Performance-based Pointers
By Allan V. Burman
To make performance-based contracting work, agencies must agree on results and set up an effective monitoring plan.

Management: Contracting: When FAIR is Fair
By Jason Peckenpaugh
Agencies have some latitude on outsourcing decisions under A-76, as they brush up on their FAIR Act lists.


Editor's Notebook: Making Change Happen
Political World: The Newest Branch of Government
The Last Word: From Pentagons to Pyramids: Whacking at Bloat

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