News Briefs

July 2, 1997

News Briefs


Conference Announcements

News Briefs


10th Annual Federal Quality Conference

Get more information on this special conference and download a brochure and registration forms from our special conference section.

U.S. Navy International Logistics Symposium

Secretary of the Navy John H. Dalton will be a guest speaker at a three-day International Logistics Symposium sponsored by the Navy International Programs Office in conjunction with the American Society of Naval Engineers, July 14-16, 1997, at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Crystal City, VA. Representatives from government, industry and foreign nations will meet to exchange ideas and review exhibits on a variety of logistics topics related to the Navy's Foreign Military Sales program. For program information contact NAVSEA (703) 602-9000.

The following news summaries are from OPM AM, the daily newsletter of the Office of Personnel Management. OPM AM is available on OPM Mainstreet, the agency's electronic bulletin board, at 202-606-4800.

**TSP OPEN SEASON**The Thrift Savings Plan Open Season runs through July 31. During this time, you may begin contributing to the TSP, change the amount of your TSP contributions, or allocate TSP contributions to your account among the three investment funds. To get more information and download the forms you will need, click here.

MONUMENTAL CONCERN-"Nineteen senators have expressed concern about the proposed location of a World War II monument, saying its effect on the Mall has not been adequately considered" (The Washington Post).

TENET PROBE-"After two months of probing CIA Director-designate George J. Tenet's past failure to disclose stock and real estate he said he did not know he owned, the Justice Department's public integrity section is about to recommend against seeking an independent counsel to investigate the matter further" (The Washington Post).

MEMORIAL-"A serene sweeping design by three young architects was unveiled in Oklahoma City as the winner of an international competition for a permanent monument to the victims and survivors of the 1995 bombing" (The Washington Post).

THE FEDERAL DIARY-"The House National Security Committee has dropped a proposal that would have allowed selected Defense Department civilians to get an enriched early-retirement benefit plus a buyout worth as much as $25,000(The Washington Post).

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