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Brian Friel is founder of One Nation Analytics, an independent research, analytics and consulting firm for the federal market.
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Bridging the IRS RIF Gap

February 20, 1997 A federal mediation panel has set a March 21 deadline for the IRS and the National Treasury Employees Union to resolve disputes over the pending layoff of more than 1,600 IRS employees. The Federal Service Impasses Panel announced the deadline in a letter dated Feb. 14, notifying the IRS and...

DoD vs. Asteroids

February 19, 1997 Taking their cue from the NBC TV miniseries "Asteroid," reporters yesterday asked Pentagon officials whether the United States could prevent a large asteroid from devastating the planet if it was on a collision course with Earth. Defense Department Spokesman Kenneth Bacon told reporters that if an asteroid disaster occurred today,...

Feds Air Budget Beefs

February 14, 1997 Advocates for federal employees went to Capitol Hill yesterday to protest the Clinton Administration's proposal to cut $6.25 billion in civil service benefits. The House Government Reform and Oversight Subcommittee on the Civil Service held a hearing to allow the leaders of federal employee and retiree groups to speak out...

The Year 2000 Gap

February 14, 1997 Computer industry experts and the Office of Management and Budget have a rather substantial difference of opinion when it comes to estimating how much it will cost the federal government to keep its computer systems from crashing when the clock strikes midnight on January 1, 2000. According to industry estimates,...

Risky Business

February 14, 1997 The General Accounting Office added five programs to its "high-risk" list of troubled and costly federal operations yesterday, prompting Members of Congress to say they would seriously scrutinize the projects. GAO has now identified 25 programs that it says are at high risk for fraud, abuse, mismanagement or waste. They...

Making Performance Matter

February 13, 1997 House Majority Leader Dick Armey, R-Texas, has pledged that the congressional leadership will make federal agencies stick to the requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act during this year's budget process, forcing agencies to define their missions and goals and then find ways to measure how well they meet...

Regulating the Net

February 12, 1997 The Clinton Administration wants to "establish cyberspace as a duty-free zone" by "advocating for no new taxes on the Internet," a task force headed by senior policy advisor Ira Magaziner said in a recent report. The task force's draft, "A Framework for Global Electronic Commerce," recommends a limited role for...

Go Digital, Gore Says

February 11, 1997 Vice President Gore today announced a new Clinton Administration plan to wire federal agencies into the digital age on an unprecedented level. The administration's plan, entitled Access America, calls for agencies to provide their services online, make all payments electronically by 1999, teach technophobic bureaucrats about information technology and develop...

Paying the Price

February 7, 1997 Federal employees, retirees, and agencies will be asked to make pay and benefit sacrifices to help achieve a balanced budget under Clinton Administration plans released yesterday. Employee and retiree groups expressed disappointment with the administration's proposals. The budget includes a 2.8 percent pay raise for civil servants in fiscal 1998....

1-900-RIP-OFF?

February 5, 1997 The State Department has come up with a novel way to meet the increasing demand from its customers for information about applying for a passport. If customers don't want to wait in line at a passport office, they can call the new National Passport Information Center. But they'll pay up...

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