News Briefs

September 22, 1997

News Briefs


News Briefs

Conference Announcements

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.

SCANDAL PROMPTS HUD OFFICIAL TO RETIRE EARLY-"A federal housing official has taken early retirement, partly because he and others failed two years ago to stop a Tulalip Tribes official from building herself a 5,300-square-foot house with taxpayer money intended for the poor" (The Washington Post).

FBI BLAMED FOR DELAYED REVIEW OF CLINTON CALLS-"Records of President Clinton's White House fund-raising calls that acaused Attorney General Janet Reno to take the first step in a process that could lead to appointment of an independent counsel were turned over to a Justice Department task force several months ago" (The Washington Post).

SENATE PANEL TO HEAR ALLEGED IRS ABUSE OF TAXPAYERS- "The Clinton administration is bracing for yet another round of politically inflammatory hearings next week when the Senate Finance Committee is set to present three days of testimony alleging that the Internal Revenue Service routinely abuses and harasses taxpayers" (The Washington Post).


Access America Conferences

The National Performance Review (NPR), will launch a series of informational conferences aimed at providing government employees and private industry IT officials with techniques and strategies for implementing the goals of Access America, an NPR report outlining steps to increase access--via the Internet--to government services. The first conference will be held November 3 (changed from September 25) in Baltimore, Md. and then will travel to other cities across the country. Expert panels will discuss IT topics, including Internet/Intranet successes, the future of Distance Learning and collaboration, IT acquisition and procurement reform, and privacy and security.

Industry Advisory Council's Executive Leadership Conference

October 5-7, 1997 Richmond, Virginia. Forty-six hours of exciting and important keynotes, workshops and frank discussions on the topics foremost in the minds of both government and industry leaders such as "How the Internet is changing the way we do business;" "Public vs private competition: Does it make sense?" and "Past Performance of Past Performance." $265 for government attendees and $425 for industry members. Register separately at the Richmond Marriott (804) 643-3400. Contact Mary Ellen Geoffroy, Executive Director of IAC at 703-218-1965.

DTIC Annual Conference

The Defense Technical Information Center is presenting its Annual Users Meeting and Training Conference on Nov. 3-6, 1997 at the DoubleTree Hotel, National Airport, Arlington, Va. The conference theme is Information in the New Millenium. Contact Ms. Julia Foscue at 703-767-8236 or by e-mail at

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