Government Executive May 2002 Vol.34, No.5

By Brian Friel
When Interior agencies plunged into the pre-Internet dark ages, employees resorted to crude business tools of the 1980s.

By Shane Harris
Everyone wants a piece of the action in the supercharged federal technology market.

Restoring Hope
By George Cahlink
Strong management, innovation and a few lucky breaks are allowing workers to rebuild the Pentagon faster than expected.

Lost In Translation
By Katherine McIntire Peters
A critical shortage of federal employees with foreign language skills is hurting national security.

Making The Grade
By Matthew Weinstock
No longer hiding in the back of the class, the Education Department is taking a more prominent role in improving schools' performance.



Managing Technology: The Supply Chain's Demands
By Joshua Dean
The Navy's new supply-chain management system meets demand without the inventory.

Viewpoint: Suspensions Are Just a SideShow
By Steven L. Schooner
Barring Enron and Arthur Andersen from obtaining new contracts with the federal government was pure political posturing.

Marketplace: New Marching Orders
By Allan V. Burman
Tight deadlines are pushing the new Transportation Security Administration toward innovative, results-oriented contracting approaches.

Travel: Share And Share Alike
By Lauren R. Taylor
Frugal travelers can pocket some of what they save the government.

Viewpoint: The Numbers Game
By James Colvard
Reality is complex and does not lend itself to neat abstract quantification when it comes to relating budgets to agency goals.


Editor's Notebook: Spotlighting Service To America
The Last Word: Off With Their Heads

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