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Cohen: Pentagon needs more business reform

March 2, 1999 The U.S. military is a lean and effective war-fighting machine, but its support network is still bloated and inefficient, Secretary of Defense William Cohen said Monday at a briefing on the Pentagon's business reform initiatives. Cohen reiterated that the goal of the Defense Reform Initiative is to streamline the...

Comings and Goings

March 1, 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. The Agriculture Department has selected Keith Jackson to be associate chief information officer. Anne F. Thomson Reed, USDA...

Web team will police DoD sites

March 1, 1999 A newly created team of enforcers will patrol DefenseLINK and other Defense Department sites on the World Wide Web looking for information that could compromise national security, Defense Secretary William Cohen announced Friday. The 22-member team was created in response to a briefing held last fall by DoD information...

Savings from A-76 process hard to predict, GAO says

February 26, 1999 Competitions between Defense Department organizations and private companies under Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76 are taking less time than they used to, but savings from the process are still hard to predict, the General Accounting Office concluded in a recent report. GAO reviewed 53 public-private competitions involving...

Senate endorses civilian pay hike, too

February 25, 1999 The Senate Wednesday endorsed a resolution calling for a 4.8 percent pay raise for federal civilian personnel in 2000. The resolution, introduced by Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, D-Md., was passed as an amendment to a bill on military pay and retirement reform (S. 4). The resolution would match civilian...

Domestic violence and the workplace: what feds should know

February 25, 1999 Managers are in a unique position to intervene on behalf of employee victims of domestic violence, the Office of Personnel Management said in a report released Wednesday. Although the name indicates that domestic violence is an issue of the home, it can spill over to the workplace, the report...

Army's Fort Benning wins top honor

February 24, 1999 It's time once again to clear some room in the trophy case at the Army Infantry School and Center at Fort Benning, Ga. The warfighting school recently won the Georgia Oglethorpe Award for performance excellence. Fort Benning has become accustomed to such bragging rights. The fort won the 1997...

GAO: DoD needs a plan to cut more headquarters jobs

February 23, 1999 By law, the Defense Department must eliminate 13,300 positions in its headquarters by the end of 2002. But so far the Pentagon has only identified 5,600 jobs to cut, according to a new General Accounting Office report. DoD does not have a plan to meet the requirement to reduce...

Comings and Goings

February 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. Robert L. Molino has retired from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), where he served as executive director for...

Memorial debate pits Marines against Air Force

February 19, 1999 The Marine Corps and Air Force are battling over exclusive rights to a plot of land along Arlington Ridge, in Arlington, Va.-the site of the Marines' Iwo Jima memorial and the proposed location of a new Air Force memorial. A standing-room-only public hearing hosted Wednesday by the National Park...

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