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A strapped military health care system, error-prone student aid programs, and substandard public housing are some of the specific federal management problems President Bush pledged to correct in his management agenda released Saturday.
The Army and Navy want to speed up their transition to the Defense Department integrated personnel and payroll system that is under development.
The story of Sen. Bob Smith's crusade to get the Army to develop an anti-satellite weapon has all the elements: a crusading lawmaker, a multi-million-dollar defense contract, evidence of misuse of a government charge card, and even an accusation of sexual harassment.
By next spring the Pentagon hopes to have the framework for a strategic human resources plan that could dramatically change the nature of career military service, for both uniformed and civilian employees.