Government Executive : Vol. 41 No. 1 (1/1/09)
- January 1, 2009
Beyond the Shuttle
As NASA makes another giant leap, the agency must shift its workforce to a new mission while safely finishing out the old one.
By Brittany Ballendstedt
Memo to the President-Elect
By now you've gotten plenty of input on staffing and policy. Here's some frank advice on making government work.
By Robert Brodsky and Elizabeth Newell
Pulling Purse Strings
Treasury sought flexibility for bailout contracts, but did Congress give too long a leash? By Elizabeth Newell
Agencies use learning systems to cultivate careers and plug skill gaps. By Alyssa Rosenberg
Managing TechnologyDown to the Wire
Help your agency avoid pitfalls when switching to the Networx telecom contract. Gautham Nagesh
Management MattersStop Wasting Time
Don't make it harder for employees to do their jobs.By Brian Friel
Cutting the intelligence director's workload could make him better at his job. By Shane Harris
ViewpointListen and Learn
Here are six critical competencies the new political appointees will need to succeed. By G. Edward DeSeve
IN EVERY ISSUE
This is no time for slogans or fads. By Tom Shoop
Papered over; to the letter, global English lesson; explosive fear factor and more.
Is the "greed is good" era coming to an end? By Timothy B. Clark