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FBI still not reaching out to local law enforcement, police expert says

September 19, 2002 Local law enforcement agencies still aren't getting enough information from the FBI to respond effectively to security threats, according to the head of the country's largest organization of police executives. Despite a new color-coded terrorism alert system and FBI Director Robert Mueller's expressed commitment to better coordinate with local law ...

Interior secretary held in contempt for trust fund mess

September 17, 2002 A federal judge on Tuesday held Interior Secretary Gale Norton in contempt of court for failing to reform the agency's Indian trust fund system. U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth held Norton and Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs Neal McCaleb in contempt, ordering them to pay legal fees for the ...

Eight agencies honored for accountability reports

September 16, 2002 The Association of Government Accountants will honor eight federal agencies Tuesday for excellence in accountability reporting. The agencies, which include the General Accounting Office, the National Science Foundation and the State Department, submitted clear, comprehensive and timely fiscal 2001 accountability reports, according to AGA. The Sept. 17 award ceremony will ...

Agencies take low-key approach to Sept. 11 anniversary

September 9, 2002 Most federal agencies will take only a brief respite from their work on Wednesday to honor the victims of last year's terrorist attacks. Government Executive asked more than a dozen agencies how they planned to mark the one-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Many agencies will hold short ceremonies ...

FEMA launches Web site on Sept. 11 response

September 6, 2002 Federal front-line responders to the Sept. 11 attacks now have their own Web site, telling the stories of their efforts. The Federal Emergency Management Agency launched the new Web site Thursday to commemorate the tragedy and "share with America how FEMA and the federal government on behalf of all America ...

Special trustee for Indian money accounts resigns

July 31, 2002 A high-ranking Interior Department official who spoke candidly about the difficulties the agency faces in reforming its accounting system for Indian trust funds resigned Tuesday. Tom Slonaker, Interior's special trustee for Indian Affairs for the last two years, was given the choice to resign or be fired, according to a ...

OPM expects more agencies to vie for president’s management award

July 25, 2002 The deadline to apply for the president's top prize for quality management is fast approaching, and officials at the Office of Personnel Management hope the program's shorter application form and new design will encourage more agencies to participate this year. "We are seeing a broader level of participation; agencies that ...

Billions of dollars needed to fix Indian trust fund mess, report says

July 16, 2002 The Interior Department estimates that it will take 10 years and approximately $2.4 billion to properly account for individual Indian trust funds dating back more than a century, according to a report released earlier this month. In a July 3 report to Congress on the historical accounting of Indian trust ...

IT workforce panel to focus on training

July 3, 2002 A federal information technology panel will focus on providing the government's IT workforce with more training and a career "roadmap" to boost recruitment and retention, according to the panel's co-chair. The Chief Information Officers Council, which has focused on pay and hiring issues for IT workers in the past year, ...

Defense slow to address effects of ‘encroachment’ on bases

June 27, 2002 The Defense Department is moving too slowly to put together a plan to deal with the effects of increasing urban sprawl near military training facilities and requirements that it follow strict environmental regulations, the General Accounting Office concludes in a new report. Defense's Senior Readiness Oversight Council began discussing the ...