2004

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: Reorganizing for Results

September 2004 - Of the Department of Energy’s $23 billion budget, the $1.3 billion allocated to the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) offers important opportunities to assist in resolving one of the major issues facing the Nation today—the need for sources of clean, reliable, efficient, secure and affordable energy.

Technology Transfer: Bringing Innovation to NASA and the Nation

November 2004 - Since its creation in 1958, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has developed a wide range of important technologies that the private sector has commercialized. These include such essential aspects of modern life as small computers, cellular communications, and lightweight and heat resistant materials.

Transitioning from Campaigning to Governing

Fall 2004 - The presidential transition deserves a conspicuous place on the public administration and management agenda, whether an incumbent is re-elected or an opponent is given the opportunity to serve.

Graying and Still Growing: Removing Barriers to Older Worker Utilization and Boosting the Economy

Fall 2004 - The aging of the federal workforce poses significant challenges that human capital managers have barely begun to address. The Graying and Still Growing forum on July 10, 2003 was designed to 1) draw attention to the important issues raised by the looming labor shortfall when baby boomers begin to retire and 2) advance the discussion of best practices and potential solutions.