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GAO cites problems with census dress rehearsal

July 31, 1998 Christopher Mihm, associate director for federal management and workforce issues at the General Accounting Office, told the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee Thursday that Census Bureau dress rehearsals have "underscored the fact that the bureau still faces major obstacles to a cost- effective census." Mihm said although the bureau was correct...

Senator: Y2K power outage looms

June 15, 1998 An informal survey of 10 large utilities found that only two had completed a full assessment of the potential problems that might occur when their computers reach the year 2000, Sen. Robert Bennett, R-Utah, chairman of the Special Senate Year 2000 Technology Problem Committee said Friday. The survey also showed...

Senate panel weighs INS restructuring

June 12, 1998 Senate Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee Chairman Spencer Abraham, R-Mich., Thursday convened the first in a series of hearings to examine Immigration and Naturalization Service restructuring, while the counterpart subcommittee in the House approved a bill authorizing $82 million to help the agency clear its application backlog. "I think the [Senate] subcommittee...

SSA wins kudos for financial management

April 20, 1998 In the fourth of a series of hearings to review the financial management practices of government agencies, House Government Reform Government Management, Information and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Steve Horn, R-Calif., Friday praised the Social Security Administration as a model. Horn said the "lessons learned and best practices from the [SSA]...

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