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OPM offers Y2K stress reduction tips

February 18, 1999 ksaldarini@govexec.com Managers beware: the grueling hours and tedious coding federal Y2K workers face everyday may be bugging them out. Luckily, a new resource is available to help federal managers prevent stressed-out Y2K workers from spontaneously combusting. The Office of Personnel Management's report, "Managing for Y2K in the Federal Workforce: The ...

Y2K, security are priorities, CIOs say

February 17, 1999 ksaldarini@govexec.com Federal Chief Information Officers cited Y2K readiness as their number one priority in 1999, but computer security looms as the government's biggest challenge after Y2K, a survey released Tuesday reported. The Information Technology Association of America's (ITAA) ninth annual survey canvassed 25 federal CIOs on current and impending IT ...

TSP board proposes investment change

February 16, 1999 ksaldarini@govexec.com Money invested in the Thrift Savings Plan would be protected from the stock market's ups and downs after TSP participants die, under a new proposal announced Thursday by administrators of the government's 401(k)-style investment program. The proposal would automatically transfer the TSP participant's entire account into the super-safe G ...

Comings and Goings

February 15, 1999 ksaldarini@govexec.com Every Monday on GovExec.com, Comings and Goings announces the arrivals and departures of top federal managers and executives. To submit an announcement, e-mail it to webmaster@govexec.com or fax it to 202-739-8511. President Clinton nominated Richard Holbrooke as the permanent U.S. representative to the United Nations. Holbrooke has served the ...

GAO praises NASA's online procurement system

February 12, 1999 ksaldarini@govexec.com NASA's online procurement system is easy to navigate and provides useful information quickly, according to a new General Accounting Office report. GAO examined user feedback when reviewing NASA's Acquisition Internet Service (NAIS), the first agency-wide online procurement information site in the federal government. A poll of online comments revealed ...

Feds technologically outmatched, group says

February 10, 1999 ksaldarini@govexec.com The government should focus on solving its own computer problems instead of trying to regulate the high-tech industry through litigation against Microsoft, a report released Tuesday said. According to Citizens Against Government Waste, the Justice Department's attempt to enforce antitrust laws in the high-tech industry is akin to throwing ...

House panel holds annual debate on splitting OMB

February 5, 1999 ksaldarini@govexec.com In what has become an annual ritual, Rep. Stephen Horn, R-Calif., presided over a hearing Wednesday on whether or not to divide the Office of Management and Budget into separate management and budget offices. Congress has considered splitting OMB for more than a decade. Proponents of the idea argue ...

Feds may get extra Y2K day off

February 3, 1999 ksaldarini@govexec.com Federal employees may get to ring in the year 2000 with an extra day off if a bill proposed by two lawmakers passes. The bill, H.J. Res. 14, suggests making Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, an official federal holiday, changing the existing federal law that designates Friday, December 31, 1999, ...

DoD to spend more on pay, weapons

February 2, 1999 ksaldarini@govexec.com The Defense Department would receive $261 billion under President Clinton's fiscal 2000 budget proposal released Monday. This year's budget figure is actually less than the $264 billion DoD spent in 1999. However, the President's fiscal 2000 proposal includes budget increases that span to the year 2005. According to the ...

Postal Service tests handwriting recognition system

February 1, 1999 ksaldarini@govexec.com New software that can read handwriting is beginning to help speed up the mail sorting process at the U.S. Postal Service. The innovative technology could help other agencies with manual paper processing. The Postal Service has been researching ways to improve mail sorting efficiency for more than 10 years. ...