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GSA automates license plate system

March 30, 1999 The General Services Administration, in a joint venture with the District of Columbia's Department of Corrections, is using technology to make the process of ordering license plates for federal vehicles faster, cheaper and easier. In the first 65 years of license plate production at the D.C. government's Lorton Prison...

Results Act could prevent overlap, GAO says

March 29, 1999 Federal agencies that oversee early childhood programs could better serve the public if they heeded the Government Performance and Results Act, a General Accounting Office auditor testified last week. In 1993, when the Results Act was passed, more than 90 programs at 11 federal agencies offered early childhood services....

Comings and Goings

March 29, 1999 Every Monday on, Comings and Goings announces the arrivals and departures of top federal managers and executives. To submit an announcement, e-mail it to or fax it to 202-739-8511. Dr. Gary L. Smith has been appointed deputy director for science and technology at the Central Intelligence Agency....

Managers told to cut workers' comp costs

March 26, 1999 Federal managers need to submit claims on time in order to help contain the escalating costs of administering the federal workers' disability compensation program, a Labor Department official testified Thursday. Despite some progress in cost containment, the Veterans Affairs Department and other agencies are not meeting their timeliness goals,...

Energy Department wastes money on training, GAO says

March 25, 1999 Wasteful spending on unnecessary courses and a poorly constructed training budget are among the reasons the Energy Department spends close to $300 more per employee on training than major private sector companies, the General Accounting Office concludes in a new report. In 1997, DOE spent $379 million on training,...

Leadership of defense reform effort changes hands

March 25, 1999 The Pentagon's Defense Reform Initiative is moving to a new office under a new leader, Defense Secretary William Cohen announced Tuesday. DRI operations, which had been under Cohen's direct supervision in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, have been moved to the Office of Acquisition Reform. Stan Z....

Pentagon slack may lead to cyber-attack, report says

March 24, 1999 The Defense Department often talks about the importance of information systems security, but rarely practices what it preaches, a report released Tuesday said. The National Research Council's report, Realizing the Potential of C4I: Fundamental Challenges, reinforced suggestions that DoD is highly vulnerable to cyber-terrorist attacks. DoD sponsored the report...

Cohen to Congress: Give me a BRAC

March 23, 1999 Congress needs to let the Defense Department cash in excess bases for higher military pay and better weapons through another round of the Base Realignment and Closure process, Defense Secretary William Cohen reiterated Monday. Since the Cold War, DoD has reduced its forces by 36 percent, but its infrastructure...

Army puts deadline on dating

March 22, 1999 Don't be surprised if "Here Comes the Bride" is a popular tune on Army bases next year. Officers and enlisted soldiers who began dating before March 1 have one year to pop the question or else split up, a new Army fraternization policy stipulates. As of March 2, the...

Comings and Goings

March 22, 1999 Every Monday on, Comings and Goings announces the arrivals and departures of top federal managers and executives. To submit an announcement, e-mail it to or fax it to 202-739-8511. Jon-Christopher Bua has been appointed director of communications at the Office of Personnel Management. Bua previously served as...

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