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Amelia Gruber

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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Report praises federal e-gov efforts, but urges agencies to measure results

October 30, 2002 Federal agencies have implemented innovative e-government projects in the past year, but need to focus on measuring the success of those initiatives to win steady funding from Congress, according to a report released Wednesday by an Arlington, Va.-based think tank. The report, published by the Performance Institute, a think tank ...

Personnel officials weigh creating separate training budgets

October 29, 2002 Federal human resources experts said Tuesday that agencies may be able to protect funds for employee training from budget cuts if the spending is designated with a separate line item in their budgets. But this strategy can backfire if it draws attention to the funds. Most agencies would like to ...

Defense procurement system prone to security lapses

October 29, 2002 An electronic procurement system being developed at the Defense Department needs to have better security features before it can be used, according to an October report from the Pentagon's inspector general. If deployed today, the Defense Procurement Payment System (DPPS) would lack two basic safety measures, said the IG's report ...

OPM tells agencies to overhaul executive rating systems

October 28, 2002 Many agencies' systems for evaluating and rewarding senior executives are flawed, according to an official from the Office of Personnel Management. While one size may not fit all, executives should make sure to use evaluation systems that link individual performance to agency-wide results and provide incentives for even the best ...

Agency teams honored for energy conservation efforts

October 24, 2002 The White House on Thursday recognized five agency teams for their efforts to reduce the federal government's energy consumption. "Our honorees have proven that the government can be a shrewd user of resources," said Mark Everson, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget. With more than ...

Managers urged to focus on improving results, not making excuses

October 24, 2002 Federal managers are bombarded with theories on how to improve agency performance, but become frustrated when they try to apply those practices, according to a new report. But managers should stop making excuses and persevere in the quest for the highest quality public service at the lowest cost, according to ...

Senate approves legislation extending Navy intranet contract

October 23, 2002 The Senate last Thursday passed a bill extending the Navy's five-year, multibillion intranet contract up to seven years. The Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) is the Navy's effort to outsource technology, maintenance and help desk support for more than 400,000 desktops and 200 networks. Electronic Data Systems Corp. was awarded ...