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Medical supplies go unused as few survivors found

September 19, 2001 The New York City Health Department hasn't had to use a major shipment of emergency medical supplies it received last Wednesday from the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, according to Sandra Mullen, a spokeswoman for the agency. Unfortunately, she said, not enough victims have been rescued from the rubble...

Federal buildings in lower Manhattan declared safe

September 18, 2001 The General Services Administration has inspected federal buildings near the site of New York's destroyed World Trade Center and determined they are safe to be used again, according to a statement on the agency's Web site and a Pittsburgh architect whose firm was contracted by GSA to ensure the structures'...

FBI takes terrorist investigation online

September 18, 2001 In the hours following attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon Sept. 11, the FBI moved quickly to mount an investigation of unprecedented scale. One of its first steps was to generate tips from the public by establishing a toll-free, national telephone hot line. Then it looked for...

Disease experts, medical supplies sent to New York

September 17, 2001 Staffers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are in New York City looking for warning signs of plague, smallpox and other infectious diseases in the wake of Tuesday's attacks, according to a spokesman at the Health and Human Services Department. CDC has also advised state and local...

Every Click You Make

September 1, 2001 ave you ever tried to get the latest executive orders off, only to discover your access to the site has been restricted? Are you wondering how this could happen when you work for a federal agency? Like a growing number of workplace personal computers, yours probably is monitored by...

Citizens to Feds: Mind Your Own Business

September 1, 2001 t a recent Washington conference on customer relationship management for the public sector, privacy fears lit up the discussion. As a presenter extolled the virtues of CRM software, which for years has allowed companies like airlines and banks to identify their most lucrative customers and cater to them with special...

Red Carpet

September 1, 2001 Agencies are learning a thing or two from private companies about first-class customer service. o you ever wonder why so many seductive low-interest credit card offers make their way to your mailbox even though you faithfully pay the balance on your one card each month? Or why more e-mails than...

Market for governmentwide contracts booms

August 27, 2001 Purchases made through governmentwide acquisition contracts (GWACs) skyrocketed to more than $13 billion in fiscal 2000, according to an exhaustive study by Fed Sources Inc., a technology market analysis firm headquartered in McLean, Va. GWACs allow agencies to issue task and delivery orders against other agencies' multiple-award IT services and...

August 15, 2001 new and controversial procurement tool has been making the rounds at federal agencies over the past four years. Billed as a means of driving product prices to the lowest possible threshold, reverse auctions have promised agencies tremendous savings compared to traditional procurements, and in many cases they've delivered. Reverse auctions...

Making Competition a Priority

August 15, 2001 ost of the Energy Department's procurement dollars go to contracts for the management of more than 50 major facilities, including nuclear weapons production facilities, national laboratories and sites undergoing environmental cleanup. In January, the General Accounting Office reviewed Energy's contract management practices. GAO found Energy had improved since January 1999...

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