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Louis Jacobson

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Acting FDA Leader In Limelight

December 19, 1997 It's been almost a year since David A. Kessler--the high-profile, long-serving and sometimes controversial commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration--decamped to Yale University's medical school. But Kessler's successor, oncologist Michael A. Friedman, isn't allowing much drift. In fact, FDA has had an unusually active couple of months, even though ...

Pro-Labor Purchasing

November 21, 1997 The Clinton administration may be on the verge of issuing a politically charged pro-union revision to an obscure but crucial federal procurement regulation. Last February, Vice President Gore promised the AFL-CIO's executive council that he would fight to amend section 9 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to make the government ...

Old Ammo Plants Up for Grabs

November 11, 1997 ljacobson@njdc.com In yet another example of the problems created by the effort to shut down military facilities, a feud over long-dormant Army ammunition plants in Indiana and Tennessee is heating up. The battle pits contractor ICI Americas Inc., which has a contract to manage the sites for the Army, against ...

Public-Private Chip Fight

November 10, 1997 The majority of joint federal-private sector projects known as CRADAs--Cooperative Research and Development Agreements--do not become especially controversial. But a pending CRADA on "extreme ultraviolet" (EUV) technology--a technique that may one day allow more finely detailed microchips than ever before--is turning into a spirited fight. In something of a David ...

CIA IG to Move On

October 10, 1997 Frederick P. Hitz, who has served since 1990 as the Central Intelligence Agency's inspector general, has announced that he will leave in mid-1998 to spend two years heading a project on the future of intelligence at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. As the first CIA ...

Forest Fight

October 1, 1997 ljacobson@njdc.com nvironmentalists have a love-hate relationship with Y. Leon Favreau. They admire how his sprawling factory, Bethel Furniture Stock Inc., maximizes the value from every hardwood tree it uses-a wonderful example for the industry, in the words of one environmentalist. But the same activists revile Favreau's habit of blaming them ...

Army Base Conversion Protested

August 21, 1997 ljacobso@njdc.com An Indiana county that's home to an old Army howitzer-shell propellant plant is taking dead aim at an innovative, $100 million program that seeks to convert unneeded Army bases into productive private-sector uses. Participants suggest that it could be a portent of future struggles over the fate of old ...

Northeast Forest Plan Debated

July 16, 1997 ljacobson@njdc.com BRUNSWICK, Vt.--Almost three years after a panel of 16 environmentalists, industry representatives and government officials drew up a landmark consensus statement on preserving 26 million acres of forest land in Maine, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont, a Senate Agriculture subcommittee will hold a hearing Thursday on a bill ...

The Senator and the UFOs

June 4, 1997 In the midst of a week-long celebration of his record-breaking 42 years in the Senate, Strom Thurmond, R-S.C., is facing a major embarrassment. In July, Pocket Books is publishing The Day After Roswell: A Former Pentagon Official Reveals the U.S. Government's Shocking UFO Cover-Up, by retired Col. Philip J. Corso--a ...

No Entrepreneurs, Please

May 2, 1997 ljacobso@njdc.com According to President Clinton, the era of big government is over. But that isn't good enough for many business lobbyists. A group of about 30 business groups don't just want federal agencies to outsource duties they currently handle in-house. They also want to stop agencies from branching out into ...