Government Executive Vol. 38 No.4
March 15, 2006
Government's turning to industry not just to round up players for huge projects, but to honcho them, too.
By Beth Dickey
The Strategic Petroleum Reserve keeps foreign oil suppliers from putting the United States over a barrel.
By Katherine McIntire Peters
Getting an Earful
The fight over domestic intelligence surveillance is more about legal loopholes than illegal listening.
By Jason Vest
Gambling on Reorganization
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff rolls the dice on disaster preparedness on the eve of hurricane season. By Chris Strohm
Leading the Charge
GSA won't divulge specifics, but contractors expect changes in the government's SmartPay program. By Kimberly Palmer
The IT budget proposal contains modest increases, but it might understate spending. By David Perera
Alaska Native corporations land no-bid contracts worth up to $700 million as scrutiny over 8(a) status mounts. By Kimberly Palmer
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's pro-democracy push in radical countries rattles Foreign Service ranks. By Justin Rood
Lifelong civil servant takes on high-profile challenge to run GSA's new procurement services organization. By David Perera
A law meant to boost federal cybersecurity might be pressuring agencies to just shuffle paper. By David Perera
Forget About Perks
Federal executives should seek no greater reward than honest, humble service. By Brian Friel
Three Keys to Change
Reform efforts can't get off the ground without a clear cause, supporters and a plan. By David M. Walker
IN EVERY ISSUE
What role do the blabbermouths play in this administration?
NASA's Red Planet capital investment; meals, ready to sell; and who knew?
Can a university be sued for failing to promote federal service? By Tom Shoop
March 15, 2006