Government Executive : Vol. 39 No. 4 (3/15/07)
March 15, 2007
The Thrift Savings Plan has grown into a $200 billion retirement behemoth, but its nearly 4 million participants might be surprised to learn how their money is managed.
By Karen Rutzick
Righting The Ship
A former submarine commander takes the helm at the Homeland Security Department's troubled science shop.
By Zack Phillips
Cleaning Up Coal
Coal is cheap and abundant, but there's a high environmental price for burning it. Energy Department scientists are trying to change that.
By Katherine McIntire Peters
OMB's plan to consolidate IT infrastructure gets little fanfare in the fiscal 2008 budget. By David Perera and Daniel Pulliam
Housing consultants hook up with FEMA to aid Katrina homeless. By Zack Phillips
In the Dock
Key Coast Guard and Navy shipbuilding programs are failing to deliver. By Katherine McIntire Peters
Low-tech arms and loose networks trip up the world's most sophisticated fighting force. By Greg Grant
Falling Through The Cracks
The military struggles to combat the rising suicide rate among Iraq veterans.By Karen Rutzick
Bargaining for Drugs
Can federal agencies follow a formula for lower-priced medicines? By Jenny Mandel
Poor management can make a difficult software project impossible. By David Perera
All Together Now
Thomas McNamara wants security agencies to share. By Shane Harris
IN EVERY ISSUE
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Piercing bureaucracy, dogged persistence, and someone's in the hot seat.
Private sector workers cast a covetous eye on federal retirement benefits. By Tom Shoop
March 15, 2007