Government Executive : Vol. 41 No. 3 (3/1/09)
- March 1, 2009
President Obama's push to modernize the electricity grid will require agencies to get a lot smarter about how they track energy use.
By Katherine McIntire Peters
On The Look Out
If government's job is to protect the people, it must be able to manage risk-before disaster strikes.
By Robert Charette
Out in the Cold
Now that Sen. Ted Stevens is out of office, Congress could begin dismantling the contracting preferences for Alaska native corporations.
By Robert Brodsky
In the Line of Fire
Another president wants to weed out managers, but agencies still are reeling from earlier cuts. By Brittany Ballenstedt
NTEU chief Colleen Kelley says intern program's special hiring authority has eroded employee rights. By Alyssa Rosenberg
Managing TechnologyProtecting Our Ports
Data devices that plug into computers make many jobs easier, but they can expose networks to attacks. By Jill R. Aitoro
Intelligence FileIn the Fast Lane
Google, government and Internet of the future. By Shane Harris
IN EVERY ISSUE
Celebrating 40 years of service to the people who serve in government. By Tom Shoop
Govvies around the globe; home, sweet, homeland security; and branching out.
Let's not forget it's the civil service that makes "change" happen. By Timothy B. Clark