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Samantha Stainburn

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Fools and Conspirators

April 1, 1997 t's so rare for federal employee characters to appear as heroes in movies that, when it happens, the President notices. In February, President Clinton told the American Council on Education that he had watched Dante's Peak, a film about a volcano that explodes in an idyllic town in the Pacific...

Feds on Film

April 1, 1997 (sstainbu@govexec.com) n Veterans Day last year, the Treasury Department should have been deserted. Instead, hundreds of people stood shivering on the steps of the Washington building: Movie people, shooting a scene for Contact, a film based on a Carl Sagan novel about an American astronomer who receives a message from...

In Sickness and in Health

March 1, 1997 (sstainbu@govexec.com) he secret's out: Peace Corps volunteers aren't the only federal travelers who get diarrhea. The World Health Organization estimates that 20 percent to 50 percent of all travelers, stripe-suited government agency administrators and three-star generals among them, get it. It's the most common malady among international business travelers, says...

Postmark America

February 18, 1997 The Post Office has seen the future, and it's a Bugs Bunny T-shirt. Last September, at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., the U.S. Postal Service opened Postmark America, a retail store that looks more like a Warner Brothers shop than any government facility. For sale: Merchandise with a...

Airport '97 Features Convenience

January 1, 1997 n estimated 32 million passengers trekked through Washington's National Airport during the week between Christmas and New Year's, and the crowds exacerbated all the little nuisances for which National is infamous. Travelers walking from the subway to the main terminal found themselves and their luggage outside in the winter weather,...

Airport '97 Features Convenience

January 1, 1997 n estimated 32 million passengers trekked through Washington's National Airport during the week between Christmas and New Year's, and the crowds exacerbated all the little nuisances for which National is infamous. Travelers walking from the subway to the main terminal found themselves and their luggage outside in the winter weather,...

Innovators Honored

December 4, 1996 The Ford Foundation gave away $1 million at the State Department last night. Well, actually, it gave out ten plexiglass cubes. But these mementos, presented to the ten winners of the 1996 Innovations in American Government awards at a ceremony in the State Department's diplomatic reception rooms, will be followed...

Road to Reinvention Has Bumps

November 1, 1996 he Defense Department has a clear vision of what it wants its travel system to be: Seamless, paperless, less costly; a system that supports mission requirements and provides excellent customer service. DoD has a straightforward concept of how it's going to transform its existing travel system to achieve this vision:...

Smooth Operators

October 1, 1996 nnovation has no hard and fast rules. That's the story behind the seven federal finalists in the 1996 Innovations in American Government Awards program. The program, sponsored by the Ford Foundation and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, celebrates good government by awarding $100,000 to each...

Smooth Operators

October 1, 1996 nnovation has no hard and fast rules. That's the story behind the seven federal finalists in the 1996 Innovations in American Government Awards program. The program, sponsored by the Ford Foundation and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, celebrates good government by awarding $100,000 to each...