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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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Let's Do E-Mail

January 17, 1997 Government organizations consider electronic mail to be the most cost-effective method of communication, a recent survey found. The survey, conducted by the General Services Administration's Electronic Messaging Program Management Office, asked 223 state and federal organizations to rank various communication methods in order from least to most cost-effective. Eighty-two organizations...

Retirement Cuts on Table

January 17, 1997 Federal unions and managers' associations are concerned that President Clinton is set to propose $10 billion in benefit cuts for federal retirees for the second consecutive year. The employees' groups have been lobbying for several weeks to persuade the White House to drop provisions in its draft fiscal 1998 budget...

Soft on Harassment?

January 16, 1997 In a rare challenge to the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Office of Personnel Management is appealing a board decision to overturn the firing of a high-ranking senior executive for sexual harassment. OPM said MSPB's decision to reduce the punishment of Phillip Hillen, a former senior civilian manager at the...

The Virtual Inaugural

January 13, 1997 If you're not coming to Washington this weekend for the inaugural festivities -- or if you're in town but don't want to risk frostbite to cheer Bill Clinton back into office -- you can still rally around the President by celebrating the 53rd Presidential Inaugural on the World Wide Web....

Appointment with Reform

November 27, 1996 The presidential appointment process is too slow, overly intrusive, excessively complex and must be reformed to restore integrity to the political process, a new report concludes. The Twentieth Century Fund, a nonprofit, nonpartisan endowment that studies public policy, conducted a task force study of both the administration's selection process and...

Talkin' Procurement

November 27, 1996 Do your office mates doze off when you start talking about source selection? When you bring up performance-based contracting in a conversation, does that familiar glazed-over look take hold of your cubicle partner? If the analog world is not meeting your need for useful conversations about procurement, it's time to...

Fighter Planes and Video Games

November 15, 1996 While many federal agencies are looking at ways they can use private-sector technology to become more efficient, the nation's biggest federal contractor is finding ways to sell technology developed for the U.S. government to private firms. "Government programs have spawned many important technological achievements that are key to our commercial...

Divided Government

November 7, 1996 resident Clinton was re-elected Tuesday by amassing a landslide victory in the Electoral College and capturing nearly 50 percent of the popular vote. Clinton carried 31 states and the District of Columbia for 379 electoral votes. Bob Dole carried 19 states and 109 electoral votes. Dole carried Republican stalwarts in...

Musical Chairs

November 7, 1996 ven though the Republicans have retained control of the House and the Senate, the chairmanships of the committees with the greatest influence over federal employees will be changing hands. The Governmental Affairs Committee will lose chairman Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, who is in line to take over the Appropriations Committee for...

Unions Flex Their Muscle

November 6, 1996 nger over last winter's government shutdowns, coupled with changes in federal law allowing civil service employees to participate more fully in the election process, led to a surge of federal worker participation in the campaign season, union officials said last night. Most of that activity came in support of Democratic...

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