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Technology Tamers

October 1, 1996 f you haven't heard about the new chief information officer (CIO) at your agency, don't feel bad. Calls to public affairs offices soon after the Aug. 8 deadline for filling the new posts brought responses such as, "Chief information officer of what?" and "What's that? Why haven't I heard of...

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Technology Toolbox

September 1, 1996 ere's one of the beauties of the march of technology: When editors collect more information of use to readers than they can afford to print, the information can simply be made available on the Internet. This is what we have done with a digest of laws, regulations, reports and guides...

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Technology Toolbox

September 1, 1996 ere's one of the beauties of the march of technology: When editors collect more information of use to readers than they can afford to print, the information can simply be made available on the Internet. This is what we have done with a digest of laws, regulations, reports and guides...

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The Making of Two Technowizards

September 1, 1996 uman resources and training. Hard to think of two government disciplines further removed from the bright screens and big changes of the information technology revolution. But if managers from such humble beginnings as these can become techno-wizards, so can you. Steve Kennedy, Social Security Administration training director, absorbed enough techno-smarts...

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A Whole New Ball Game

September 1, 1996 y law and regulation, Congress and the Clinton Administration want to change the way agencies think about, buy and use information technology. Here's how: Capital Planning - IT investment decisions must be integrated with budget and financial decisions. Before making IT investments, agencies must perform cost/benefit analyses, report the expected...

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Shuttle Program Going Private

August 15, 1996 fter a bumpy 1995, which included efforts to deeply cut NASA's budget, President Clinton asked Congress in March to hold funding steady at $13.8 billion for fiscal 1997, virtually no change from 1996. Contract obligations will be approximately 89 percent of that total. One major new project is planned for...

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Shuttle Program Going Private

August 15, 1996 fter a bumpy 1995, which included efforts to deeply cut NASA's budget, President Clinton asked Congress in March to hold funding steady at $13.8 billion for fiscal 1997, virtually no change from 1996. Contract obligations will be approximately 89 percent of that total. One major new project is planned for...

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Government Wants Industry's Help Finding Solutions

August 15, 1996 hort on funds and pressed by new laws and regulations, civilian agencies are looking to the private sector both as a model for streamlined, performance-based operations and as the best place to conduct much of the government's business. Many agencies face stagnant or falling budgets and must cut staff. Congressional...

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Priority Shift Makes Dollars Go Farther

August 1, 1996 he 1997 budget continues the era of tightened belts and restructuring at the Energy Department. After congressional Republicans targeted the department for closure in 1995, Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary countered with a strategic alignment initiative to cut more than $14.1 billion and 27 percent of her department's workforce over the...

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Rankling the Brass

July 1, 1996 July 1996 PROFILE Rankling the Brass By Anne Laurent 've always had it totally in perspective that this is an old boys' treehouse and they've been rankled from the day I got here," says Rep. Patricia Schroeder, D-Colo., of her relationship with the military establishment on Capitol Hill and at...