Government Executive July 2002 Vol.34, No.9


You Can Manage Your Way Out
By Brian Friel
It's not just the system. It's YOU.

Bracing For Backlash
By Shane Harris
Concerned that agency buyers are playing fast and loose with procurement rules, the White House, legislators and companies are taking a hard look at innovations in technology contracting.

Uncommon Sensors
By Katherine McIntire Peters
Forget about ships, tanks and airplanes. The future of national security rests with tiny devices that detect danger before humans can.

The Welfare Wars
By Shawn Zeller
It's role-reversal time as conservatives argue for expanding the federal role in the welfare system while liberals warn of placing an undue burden on state.

Aiming For Accuracy
By Matthew Weinstock
Bean counters no more, financial managers are trying to get more timely and useful data to decision-makers.

Stalemate In The South
By Steve Piacente
Energy Department plans for disposing of nuclear waste and weapons have set off a battle with states from South Carolina to Nevada.

Departments

Management: Pioneering Performance
By Carl D. DeMaio
After years of failed attempts by agencies to link resources to results, the buck has stopped at the Office of Management and Budget.

Managing Technology: Jumping Through Hoops
By Shane Harris
The process to get on the GSA schedule has contractors jumping through hoops. But can companies make it worth their while?

Viewpoint: Bringing Glory to Government Work
By Steven Kelman
In a cold job market, government is hot. Unfortunately, it's the last place college graduates want to work.

Travel: Oops, Wrong Way
By Lauren R. Taylor
Following orders won't necessarily keep you out of trouble. To prevent any illegal turns, know the travel regulations.

Viewpoint: Myths and Realities: The Outsourcing Debate
By Stan Soloway
The outsourcing debate has escalated to mythical proportions.

Columns

Editor's Notebook: The Right Move
The Last Word: 'Show Us the Work'

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