National Partnership for Reinventing Government

Monday, April 10, 2000
Contact: Sue Blumenthal
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(Washington, D.C.) -- An electronic magazine by and about federal employees and what they do to protect and improve Americans' lives went online today.

REGO, short for reinventing government (, is written and produced by the National Partnership for Reinventing Government, an interagency task force established in 1993 to make government work better and cost less.

"There are 1.7 million federal workers in more than 100 federal agencies all over the world, and there are thousands of untold stories about the work they do to keep us safe and enhance our lives," said Morley Winograd, director of the reinvention partnership. "This is a chance to tell those stories."

The e-magazine carries stories about people such as Katie Pederson, a 21-year-old, straight-A college student who was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 11. Katie is alive today because of NASA-sponsored research. Another story features two-year-old Amina Ali FanFan and her 20-year-old mother Dena Ali, who, thanks to an Early Head Start program, are thriving.

REGO contains in-depth interviews with Kenneth Prewitt, director of the Census Bureau, and IRS Commissioner Charles Rossotti. There is also a feature about the two customs agents who stopped Ahmed Ressam at the Port Angeles, Washington border station before he could drive into Seattle last winter with his bomb ingredients.

The 50-page magazine has links to a catalogue of government services including health care, travel, taxes, home buying, education, job hunting and even coin collection. It will be updated on an ongoing basis.

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