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Frank Micciche

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Black hole

April 1, 2001 oston's Central Artery/ Tunnel project, known by critics and supporters alike as the Big Dig, embodies the vivid contradictions of the city it bisects. On one hand, it is forward-looking and progressive, much like the city's renowned academic community. Relying on cutting-edge technology and construction techniques, it will replace 7.5 ...

Bootstrap Business

November 1, 2000 Leaders of the blind and disabled groups who sell goods and services to federal agencies are struggling to adjust to the new federal procurement arena. onald Hinson leaves his wife and daughter at 4 a.m. to make the series of connections that will take him from his Baltimore neighborhood to ...

Future of Results Act uncertain on Capitol Hill

August 28, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com Despite seven years on the books, the 1993 Government Performance and Results (GPRA) Act is not used widely among Capitol Hill decision makers, and its future importance could depend heavily on the November elections, according to several congressional observers and staff. The law, which requires agencies to set performance ...

Scholars rank federal leaders among the best

August 25, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com The government functions remarkably well, enjoys strong popular support, and is led by some of the best trained executives in the nation, according to a new book that chronicles thirty turbulent years in the life of the federal bureaucracy. The book "In the Web of Politics," by political scientists ...

Tech community rallies against anti-privatization bill

August 24, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com Legislation introduced this spring by Rep. Albert Wynn, D-M.D., would, if passed, "likely bring the entire government to a halt," according to a recent report by a Virgina market research company. In a newsletter sent this week to hundreds of clients, author Albert Nekimken of Chantilly-based INPUT sounded the ...

EPA program helps agencies reduce waste

August 23, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched an aggressive campaign to encourage recycling and waste reduction among federal agencies, building off the success it has enjoyed in promoting such green practices to the private sector. EPA is hoping that the expertise it developed working with more than 1,000 ...

GSA battles effort to boost the Federal Protective Service

August 23, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com The General Services Administration is battling efforts to strengthen an agency that it oversees. GSA is opposing a bill sponsored by Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio, that would remove the Federal Protective Service from beneath the jurisdiction of the General Service Administration's Public Building Service (PBS). Traficant is pushing to ...

Agencies join forces to promote green government

August 22, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com Two federal agencies have joined forces with the Javits-Wagner-O'Day (JWOD) program to promote purchasing that's beneficial to the environment and to the blind and disabled communities, JWOD officials announced Monday. A memorandum of agreement (MOA) among participants in the JWOD program, the Department of Interior (DOI) and the Environmental ...

Auditors find Air Force depot group in deep

August 21, 2000 Citing hundreds of millions of dollars in losses since 1994 and persistent failure to meet productivity and savings targets, a new report from the General Accounting Office (GAO) calls on the Air Force Depot Maintenance Activity Group (DMAG) to dramatically overhaul its budgeting process and develop more realistic pricing and ...

OPM draws boundaries for use of office technology

August 18, 2000 fmicciche@govexec.com Agencies can now look to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Web site for guidance in drawing boundaries for one of the more common dilemmas of the information age workplace. With personal computers adorning nearly every desk in the federal realm, the question of how and when employees may ...