Government Executive : Vol. 39 No. 12 (7/15/07)
July 15, 2007
Facebook, MySpace and other social networking Web sites now host civil servants ranting and agencies recruiting-mixed messages abound.
By Karen Rutzick
On the Brink
The success of the 2010 census hangs on a risky switch to handheld computers.
By Allan Holmes
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission hasn't licensed a new reactor in three decades. That's about to change in a big way.
By Katherine McIntire Peters
Big Round Numbers
From radiation treatment to smallpox vaccines to port security, do agencies really know how much is enough? By Zack Phillips
Size Does Matter
Agencies might be surprised to discover the true cost of the Postal Service's rate change. By Robert Brodsky
At an Impasse
Bush-appointed labor panel is not known for compromise. By Alyssa Rosenberg
The Voyagers Program brings federal workers and industry together. By Robert Brodsky
What's the Big Idea?
Coming up with a moon-shot goal can be tricky, but fear of failure is no reason not to try. By Brian Friel
Chain of Command
Did George Tenet fail the president, or just do his job? By Shane Harris
Pay for performance can work if systems are properly designed and manage. By James R. Thompson
IN EVERY ISSUE
Risk management and the Pursuit of Happiness.
Covert contractors, private spies and cautionary tales.
Shouldn't top government officials have at least a working knowledge of technology? By Tom Shoop
July 15, 2007