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Effort to promote public service to be launched next month

September 28, 2001 A nonprofit research, education, and lobbying organization dedicated to recruiting a new generation of public servants was supposed to have been launched two weeks ago. The terrorist attacks of September 11 intervened, and the follow-up roles played by government investigators, intelligence-gatherers, disaster-management officials, and security personnel after the attacks have...

Federal employees continue work with a new perspective

September 14, 2001 On Tuesday morning, the business of the federal government, especially in Washington, came to a screeching halt. Much of the official work of the federal government--and the efforts to influence that work--that ordinarily seem so important in the nation's capital suddenly seemed less so in the wake of the terrorist...

Author on Oklahoma City reflects on impact of attacks

September 12, 2001 In September, Oxford University Press will publish The Unfinished Bombing: Oklahoma City in American Memory, by Edward Linenthal, a professor of religion and American culture at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. The volume is based on extensive interviews with family members of those killed in the April 19, 1995...

Dems call GOP leader's bluff on patients' bill of rights for feds

August 17, 2001 The patients' bill of rights legislation has seen its share of political oneupsmanship--especially now that it is heading to a conference committee on Capitol Hill. During the Senate debate, Minority Whip Don Nickles, R-Okla., proposed language that would allow federal employees--the same rights as private health plan beneficiaries, including the...

Veteran defense reporter foresees radical change in military

August 9, 2001 Random House recently published Soldier's Duty: A Novel, a book by Thomas E. Ricks, The Washington Post's Pentagon correspondent. Ricks calls it "a reported novel" that explores the changes--technological and philosophical--that are shaping today's fighting forces. Ricks, 45, has been covering military affairs for the Post since late 1999. Before...

Public relations firms take a second look at federal clients

August 6, 2001 With the economic slowdown hurting prospects for recruiting new high-tech and corporate clients, Washington's high-flying public relations firms have begun taking a second look at a line of business many of them once shunned: contracts from the federal government. "Government work has its own challenges--the contracting process is complicated, and...

'Perfect storm' slowing political appointments, scholar says

August 3, 2001 A series of events around Washington have slowed down the Bush administration's efforts to nominate and confirm political appointees, so much so that a leading scholar has dubbed the causes of the current confirmation quagmire "the perfect storm." Brookings Institution scholar Paul Light heads the Presidential Appointee Initiative, a project...

Federal employees aren't the only ones waiting for appointees to be confirmed

July 30, 2001 When you're a top lobbying firm that boasts such big names as Anne Wexler and Bob Walker, you wouldn't expect to have to prove yourself all over again. Wexler, a former aide to President Carter, has run her firm, the Wexler Group, since 1981. Walker, a former high-ranking House Republican...

Two dozen agencies review Mexican border bridge

July 20, 2001 Two and a half years after they began, the city of San Diego, Calif., and a private developer are attempting to wrap up the complicated federal permitting process for a new pedestrian-only bridge between downtown Tijuana, Mexico, and a planned, 66-acre retail and office complex on the San Diego side...

Commerce Department

June 28, 2001 Established: 1913 Address: 14th St. and Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20230 Phone: 202-482-2000 2001 Budget:: $5.2 billion Employment:: 38,774 Web Site: www.doc.gov Functions: The Commerce Department promotes economic development and technological advancement. The department encourages exports and foreign tourism; regulates trade; monitors oceans and the weather; oversees regional economic...

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