Businesslike Government: Lessons Learned from America's Best Companies

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DIANE Publishing, Jun 1, 1998 - Administrative agencies - 115 pages
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Page 59 - These securities have not been approved or disapproved by the Securities and Exchange Commission nor has the Commission passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this prospectus. Any representation to the contrary Is a criminal offense.
Page 48 - Glenn, Congress passed two major procurement reform bills in the 1990s. The system is not yet perfect, but it is much improved. In 1997 the NPR reported on progress: The entire system is being overhauled, with huge help from Congress in the form of the Federal Acquisition Streamlining Act of 1994 and the ClingerCohen Act of 1996. The Pentagon has gone to multiyear contracts and is using more commercial parts. That is saving $2. 7 billion on the new C-17 cargo plane and $2.9 billion on new smart munitions.
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Page 22 - In just 18 months, Social Security almost doubled its telephone answering capacity without adding new hires. The agency did this, first, by working with AT&T to design a new network that provided the capacity and automated features found in the best toll-free business services. Second, it reinvented the way it records employers...
Page 51 - To get that kind of creativity from a team, you can't have hierarchy; you have to have a kind of intimacy — a partnership or the team just won't spark. And that means the whole team, private contractors included.
Page 49 - ... the government was ridiculous — a $4 stapler wound up costing $54, and it could take months for the forms to be filled out before the stapler got to the person who needed it. The vendors weren't very happy either, waiting two to three months to get their Treasury check for four dollars. Way back in 1985, five Department of Commerce employees were working on how to streamline small purchases.
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About the author (1998)

Politician and businessman Al Gore was born on March 31, 1948. In 1969, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in government from Harvard College. He represented Tennessee in the House of Representatives from 1977-1985 and the Senate from 1985-1993. He was Vice-President of the United States from 1993-2001. He is currently the president of Current TV, chairman of Generation Investment Management, director on the board of Apple Inc., and senior advisor to Google Inc. He lectures on the topic of global warming awareness and prevention and starred in the documentary An Inconvenient Truth, which won the 2007 Academy Award for Documentary Feature. He was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for their efforts to educate others about climate change and to find ways to counteract it.

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