Government Executive : Vol. 41 No. 8 (7/1/09)
July 1, 2009
The New Guardians
Coast Guard chief Thad Allen and his team are remaking the service from the inside out.
By Katherine McIntire Peters
The way agencies bring new employees on board and help them acclimate to the culture can have a net effect on recruiting.
By Alyssa Rosenberg
Down for the Count
Shifting demographics coupled with a decade of budget and management woes have put the 2010 census on shaky ground.
By Eliza Newlin Carney
Plucking IT Talent
Government faces steep competition as it tries to beef up its ranks with technology specialists. By Gautham Nagesh
Cost of Risk
Fixed-price stimulus contracts could create more problems than they solve. By Robert Brodsky
For Good Measure
Picking up where the Bush team left off in setting up meaningful performance metrics. By Elizabeth Newell
New social media sites raise age-old dangers of unauthorized software. By Carolyn Duffy Marsan
Why are the happiest workers in government so happy?By Brian Friel
Congress has the tools to check intelligence agencies, but doesn't use them. By Shane Harris
IN EVERY ISSUE
Join us at our breakthrough federal management forum. By Tom Shoop
Vegas, baby; putting it in perspective; minding the shop; weight management; and by the numbers.
British politicians and American corporate titans are targets of the public's wrath. By Timothy B. Clark
July 1, 2009