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Brian Friel

Brian Friel is founder of One Nation Analytics, an independent research, analytics and consulting firm for the federal market.
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Downsizing's Downside

April 24, 1997 letters@govexec.com Though downsizing, total quality management (TQM) and reengineering seek to dramatically reshape organizations, many managers say they often don't produce the results they hoped for, a new study by the National Research Council has found. The study, "Enhancing Organizational Performance," funded by the Army Research Institute and conducted by...

Biennial Budget Call Renewed

April 24, 1997 letters@govexec.com Senior managers would have more time to focus on actually managing their agencies if the budget and appropriations processes ran on a two-year cycle instead of an annual one, Office of Management and Budget Director Franklin Raines told a congressional committee yesterday. Saying that he is trying to put...

House Moves Vets Preference Bill

April 23, 1997 letters@govexec.com The House of Representatives earlier this month passed a bill that would give special rights to veterans seeking jobs in the federal government and to veterans facing agency layoffs. The Veterans' Employment Opportunities Act of 1997, sponsored by Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., would: Give veterans equal footing with career...

Virtual Daughters Day

April 21, 1997 letters@govexec.com A NASA research center will host live chat sessions on the Internet with successful women Thursday as part of "Take Our Daughters to Work Day." Women who will participate in the virtual dialogues, sponsored by NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., include CNN anchor Judy Woodruff, astronaut...

Clinton To Feds: Buckle Up

April 17, 1997 letters@govexec.com President Clinton yesterday issued an executive order requiring all federal employees to fasten their seat belts when they are in a car on government business. All passengers must buckle up, no matter where they are sitting in a vehicle. "Each federal employee occupying any seating position of a motor...

HHS Weaves Healthy Web

April 16, 1997 letters@govexec.com Vice President Al Gore and Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala yesterday unveiled a Web site that links dozens of federal health services into one searchable catalog they say will help consumers find health information faster and more easily than ever before. The new Web site, called Healthfinder...

Business Protests FAR Rewrite

April 16, 1997 letters@govexec.com A coalition of small businesses is protesting the rewrite of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 15 as unfair to small companies who want to contract with the federal government. Testifying last week before the House Committee on Small Business on behalf of the Full and Open Competition Coalition, a...

Feds Help OK City Kids

April 16, 1997 letters@govexec.com Federal managers and employees helped raise enough money over the past two years to pay for the education of any child whose father or mother was killed or disabled in the Oklahoma city bombing or who were themselves injured in the blast. The Federal Employee Education and Assistance Fund,...

More Family Leave, Says Clinton

April 15, 1997 letters@govexec.com President Clinton is asking agencies to give federal employees 24 hours of unpaid leave a year for family obligations. In his weekly radio address last Saturday, Clinton said he is urging Cabinet and department heads to make the additional leave available to employees as soon as possible. Clinton is...

Treasury: Let Us Cut IRS

April 11, 1997 letters@govexec.com Treasury Department officials told a Senate panel Thursday that they want to suspend civil service protections at the IRS that they say prevent them them from holding IRS managers and employees accountable for results. Testifying before the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence Summers said...

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