- Information Technology: The administration aided implementation of the 1996 Clinger-Cohen Act, which created the position of chief information officer in each agency and tied IT to agency strategic planning decisions. Firstgov, a Web portal that allows 27 million federal Web sites to be searched, was launched in September.
- Procurement: The government began using performance-based contracting for services and promoted the use of alternative dispute resolution methods to reduce the number of bid protests. The administration developed www.fedbizopps.gov, a site that offers venders a single point of entry to contracting opportunities.
- Financial Management: Agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service launched ambitious financial management projects. The Clinton administration created the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board, which issued a set of basic governmentwide accounting standards in 1996.
- Regulatory Reform: President Clinton's 1993 Executive Order No. 12866 required agencies to perform cost-benefit analyses on alternatives to new regulations.
- Reinventing Government: Vice President Gore's National Partnership for Reinventing Government helped create a more customer-focused government by creating a customer service survey and employee satisfaction survey. NPR also helped eliminate 250 obsolete federal programs such as the Tea Tasting Board.
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