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Federal Fliers Win Freedom

August 15, 1997 n 1996 and early 1997, several innovations pushed government closer to the private sector model of travel management. Congress made changes to relocation travel rules in seven parts of the Federal Travel Regulation, some of which were inspired by private-sector practices observed in research conducted by the Joint Financial Management ...

On a Wing and a Crutch

July 1, 1997 raveling with a disability can be difficult and humiliating, even if you're the President of the United States. In March, President Clinton tumbled down a set of stairs at golfer Greg Norman's house in Florida and tore the tendon that attaches his thigh muscle to his knee. Days later, the ...

Wake Up and Smell the Data

July 1, 1997 n Vice President Al Gore's book, The Best Kept Secrets in Government (U.S. Government Printing Office, 1996), Defense Secretary William Perry singles out the Defense Department's Defense Medical Logistics System as an example of a successful outsourcing program. A database management system (DBMS) helped the program achieve this distinction. DoD ...

When in Rome, Know the Rules

June 1, 1997 sstainbu@govexec.com wo and half years ago, NASA sent astronauts Shannon Lucid and John Blaha to Star City, Russia, to train at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in preparation for their tours of duty on the Russian space station Mir. The day before the two flew to Russia for the ...

Flight Safety Worth the Price

May 1, 1997 sstainbu@govexec.com hat a difference a year can make. One year ago this month, Valujet Flight 592 caught fire on a flight from Atlanta to Miami and plummeted into the Florida Everglades, killing all 110 passengers and crew on board. Two months later, in July, TWA Flight 800 exploded minutes after ...

HUD’S Volunteer Cybercenter

April 29, 1997 sstainbu@govexec.com The folks at the Housing and Urban Development Department's Web site are doing their part to make it easier for Americans to volunteer. HUD this month opened a virtual Volunteer Center on their Web site in the spirit of the "Presidents' Summit" on community service. The center lists web ...

Meet George Jetson

April 1, 1997 he world of the business traveler is becoming more like the space-age world of George Jetson all the time. Sixty-two percent of Americans surveyed recently by CLT Research Associates and Marriott International lug personal computers along on business trips; 28 percent bring portable phones; and 24 percent hook pagers on ...

Meet George Jetson

April 1, 1997 he world of the business traveler is becoming more like the space-age world of George Jetson all the time. Sixty-two percent of Americans surveyed recently by CLT Research Associates and Marriott International lug personal computers along on business trips; 28 percent bring portable phones; and 24 percent hook pagers on ...

Meet George Jetson

April 1, 1997 he world of the business traveler is becoming more like the space-age world of George Jetson all the time. Sixty-two percent of Americans surveyed recently by CLT Research Associates and Marriott International lug personal computers along on business trips; 28 percent bring portable phones; and 24 percent hook pagers on ...

Impressive Imposters

April 1, 1997 ederal agency flirtations with the film industry don't always end in collaboration. When federal agencies and filmmakers go their separate ways, the films get made anyway. Film companies regularly hire foreign armies to impersonate the U.S. Army: Spanish soldiers played American troops in Navy SEALs, the Thai Army donned American ...