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The Relocation Blues

September 1, 1996 fter 12 moves in the last 12 years, Francesca Kelly has learned a hard truth about relocating for the federal government: No matter how much you prepare, it's never easy. "I thought it would [get easier], but it doesn't at all," says Kelly, the wife of a Foreign Service officer...

The Relocation Blues

September 1, 1996 fter 12 moves in the last 12 years, Francesca Kelly has learned a hard truth about relocating for the federal government: No matter how much you prepare, it's never easy. "I thought it would [get easier], but it doesn't at all," says Kelly, the wife of a Foreign Service officer...

Contractors Finding Strength in Numbers

August 15, 1996 oethe wrote, "on every mountain height is rest." Lockheed Martin executives would disagree. In March 1995, Lockheed and Martin Marietta merged to become king of the hill in the federal contracting world. Lockheed Martin found itself perched high above all other defense industry climbers-no two corporations could combine to overtake...

Agencies Fight to Stay Within Budgets

August 15, 1996 n 1995 and early 1996, federal travel received a lot of press, most of it bad. General Accounting Office officials testified before Congress that the federal government spends up to 12 times more than private sector companies on travel-related administrative processes. The Commerce Department inspector general revealed that some Commerce...

Don't Let Burnout Trip You Up

August 1, 1996 opping the list of misconceptions about federal employees is the myth that most government executives never venture beyond the beltway surrounding the swampy city of Washington, D.C. In fact, for many feds, it seems that the opposite is true: Washington (or wherever they call home) is a place that they...

Color Printers Making a Splash

June 1, 1996 t the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., compliance examiners use color maps to determine whether banks are meeting state statutes to lend money in low-income neighborhoods. The examiners download data into mapping software and print out the maps on Hewlett-Packard 1600 C color laser printers. Color is important on the maps...

Color Printers Making a Splash

June 1, 1996 t the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., compliance examiners use color maps to determine whether banks are meeting state statutes to lend money in low-income neighborhoods. The examiners download data into mapping software and print out the maps on Hewlett-Packard 1600 C color laser printers. Color is important on the maps...

Not Your Daddy's Database

May 1, 1996 nce a month, the International Price Program at the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics performs a little magic. The IPP's 130 clerical employees, computer specialists and economists turn 30,000 forms from 7,000 American importing and exporting companies into the Import Price Index and the Export Price Index, which measure...

The Regulators' Regulator

April 1, 1996 n his job as overseer of regulatory agencies, James B. MacRae Jr., deep-sixed a Transportation Department proposal to require airlines to offer infant safety seats that might have saved the lives of children involved in airplane crashes. He turned thumbs down on OSHA plans to set exposure limits for more...

New Money

March 1, 1996 n the colonial era, the U.S. government tried to deter the counterfeiting of American currency by printing "To Counterfeit Is Death" on their bills. The government meant it, too, although it was a penalty they rarely imposed. This month, people will witness-and if they are fortunate enough, handle-the Treasury Department's...