Government Executive June 2002 Vol.34, No.7


It Doesn't Take A Rocket Scientist
By Beth Dickey
For the first time since Apollo, America's space agency is being run by a budgeteer, not a rocketeer. Can Sean O'Keefe get NASA back on track?

Power Play
By George Cahlink and Shane Harris
Privatizing utilities has proved to be much harder than the military services expected

Raising The Ante
By Anne Laurent
Venture capitalists are helping government buy its way back into the emerging technology market.

Access Granted
By Brian Friel
Thanks to a 1-year-old rule, the technologies that power agency operations have become more accessible to people with disabilities.

Building Entrepreneurs
By Matthew Weinstock
Fee-for-service ventures offer the rest of government a solid foundation for operating like a business.

Change Is In The Air
By George Cahlink
When it put customers on its radar screen, the FAA Logistics Center began cutting costs and speeding up repairs on air traffic systems.

Departments

Letters

Managing Technology: Information Insurance
By Shane Harris
Agencies make plans for retrieving data if their systems or offices come crashing down.

Managing Technology: Financing Defense
By Joshua Dean
The Defense Department is getting its finances in order.

Personal Technology: Wireless Wonders
By Joshua Dean and Shane Harris
Wireless wonders; see your way clear with liquid crystal.

Travel: A Few of Your Favorite Things
By Lauren R. Taylor
Feds share their top picks in government's 10 most visited cities.

Management: When Employees Take the Fifth
By William N. Rudman and Jacquelyne J. Kuhens
When employees have the right to remain silent.

Marketplace: Death Knell For A-76
By Allan V. Burman
Panel votes to scrap A-76 for "best value" competitions.

Columns

Editor's Notebook: With An Eye To The Future
The Last Word: Democracy On The Cheap

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