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Senior Editor Amelia Gruber covered management and contracting for Government Executive for three years before becoming an editor. She also has worked as an editor at Roll Call newspaper and as a research assistant at the Urban Institute. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Carleton College, with a major in economics, and a master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
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Bush to nominate Homeland Security official as Navy secretary

August 25, 2003 President Bush on Friday announced that he intends to nominate Gordon England as Navy secretary, a position England held for two years until he left in January to join the new Homeland Security Department as deputy secretary. England would replace Acting Secretary Hansford Johnson. Colin McMillan, nominated by Bush in...

Council aims to combat ‘misinformation’ on job competitions

August 25, 2003 An interagency council will distribute informational pamphlets on the A-76 job competition process to agencies in September, hoping that the better the federal workforce understands the Bush administration's competitive sourcing initiative, the more likely it is to embrace it. The Federal Acquisition Council, formerly known as the Procurement Executives Council,...

GAO: Agencies still wasting space

August 22, 2003 Despite efforts to identify and eliminate underused or vacant federal facilities, the three civilian agencies owning the most government property still waste a substantial amount of space, according to a new report from the General Accounting Office. As of last fall, the General Services Administration, Veterans Affairs Department and Postal...

Los Alamos whistleblower wins large settlement

August 20, 2003 The University of California has agreed to a $930,000 settlement with a former investigator who last fall drew attention to management problems at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. The university and the whistleblower, Glenn Walp, reached the settlement about a month ago and finalized it last week, said...

Defense proposes health insurance flexibilities for veterans

August 20, 2003 A new rule proposed by the Defense Department on Tuesday would enable veterans covered by two federal health insurance plans to switch between the plans more freely. The draft rule was announced in Tuesday's Federal Register. It would lift a restriction requiring veterans eligible for benefits offered by the Veterans...

Test shows limits of new federal information service

August 15, 2003 USA Services, the project unveiled late last month to provide comprehensive information for citizens on government services, is running smoothly, its operators say. But Government Executive encountered a few glitches in a recent tryout of the system. Teresa Nasif, director of the General Services Administration's Federal Consumer Information Center, said...

Government rife with opportunities for small IT companies, survey finds

August 14, 2003 Small businesses stand a good chance of winning large federal information technology contracts, even though the deck may seem stacked against them, a new study from a Reston, Va.-based market research firm concluded. The study, released Wednesday by INPUT, suggested that small companies specializing in information security, computer system consolidation...

Managers urge passage of bill with or without privatization protections

August 13, 2003 Two managers of small airports on Wednesday urged lawmakers to put politics aside and pass the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill, even if it means opening some air traffic control towers, including ones at their airports, to privatization. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., and Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn., have vowed to...

Capital Area United Way mishandled CFC funds, auditors find

August 12, 2003 Among other past financial improprieties, the National Capital Area United Way never paid interest on $3 million it improperly borrowed from the Combined Federal Campaign in spring 1999, outside auditors found in a report released Tuesday. The organization, which underwent a management overhaul in 2002, owed nearly $13,300 in short-term...

Interior managers could be punished in land swap controversy

August 11, 2003 The Interior Department is considering disciplinary action against federal managers accused of hiding vital information about a proposed land swap from colleagues and lawmakers, a department spokesman said Monday. In a July 23 letter to Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah, Interior Secretary Gale Norton said that's one step she has taken...

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