Some industry observers believe the formula for teaching techie kids how to work with a variety of people in a variety of ways is CS + X: taking computer science (CS) and combining it with other areas of study (X), such as business, psychology, biology or art.
When President Bush took office in 2001, his official management agenda set the expansion of e-government as one of its cornerstones. A year later, Bush signed the E-Gov Act, which promised a leaner, more efficient federal government by, among other things, making it easier for citizens to interact with agencies online. Yet, despite this emphasis, a report by the General Accounting Office says progress has been mixed, due in no small part to a lack of funding.
A year ago, American Airlines Inc.'s executives probably thought things couldn't get much worse. They were reeling from the attacks of Sept. 11 and a lingering economic malaise that was draining the life out of the airline industry.
Information sharing is key to beefing up homeland security. As part of that initiative, the State Department will soon share its database of 50 million visa applications with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).