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Social Security in Crisis

Nominated by President Bush and confirmed by the Senate in February 2002, Greenwich resident Jim Lockhart serves as deputy commissioner and chief operating officer of the Social Security Administration. He is also the secretary of the Social Security Board of Trustees and a member of the President's Management Council and its executive committee. Although these are normally low-profile positions, Lockhart now finds himself increasingly in the limelight, as Social Security becomes the biggest debate in Bush's second term.

GREENWICH Magazine invited Maya C. MacGuineas, a watchdog for national budget concerns, to interview Lockhart about the future viability of Social Security and the administration's plan for reform and personal accounts.