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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 9, 1993 | ROBERT W. STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roger W. Johnson, the Orange County businessman who broke ranks with the Republican Party to endorse Bill Clinton's presidential bid, sailed through a Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday as he outlined his plans to shake up the federal government's vast housekeeping agency, the General Services Administration. After two hours of largely friendly questioning by members of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, Sen.
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BUSINESS
April 4, 1993 | DAVE LESHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roger W. Johnson, chairman and chief executive of Irvine-based Western Digital Corp., has been appointed by Bill Clinton to head the General Services Administration. If confrmed by the Senate, Johnson's job will be to manage a 20,000-employee agency in charge of procuring non-military federal equipment and managing the government's property holdings.
NEWS
March 30, 1993 | DAVE LESHER and ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Roger W. Johnson, the high-tech executive who jolted Orange County Republicans when he broke ranks and endorsed Democratic candidate Bill Clinton in last year's campaign, was named by the President on Monday to head the General Services Agency. If he is confirmed by the Senate, Johnson will become the first Republican to hold a top job in the Clinton Administration.
BUSINESS
March 30, 1993 | DAVE LESHER and DEAN TAKAHASHI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Roger W. Johnson, the high-tech executive who jolted Orange County Republicans to endorse Democrat Bill Clinton in last year's presidential campaign, was named Monday to head the General Services Administration. If he is confirmed by the Senate, Johnson, chief executive of Irvine-based Western Digital Corp., would become the first Republican to hold a top job in the Clinton Administration.
NEWS
April 4, 1992 | From Associated Press
The agency that manages federal aircraft has lost track of how many civilian planes the government has and what they are used for, investigators at the agency have discovered. The inspector general's office of the General Services Administration unearthed 237 federal aircraft unknown to the GSA by checking Federal Aviation Administration records, according to the report, which was obtained by the Associated Press.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1991 | LAURIE BECKLUND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A government official, who this week ordered that two nude figures be removed from a new federal building in downtown Los Angeles, will meet with the artist in the hopes of amicably resolving a dispute that has infuriated art aficionados and civil libertarians.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1991 | LAURIE BECKLUND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Within hours of a complaint by Rep. Edward R. Roybal, the federal General Services Administration removed portions of an anatomically explicit sculpture at a downtown federal building that will bear Roybal's name when it opens next month. Two female figures created by renowned sculptor Tom Otterness were removed from the central plaza of the high-rise building after dark Monday at the direction of GSA Regional Administrator Edwin Thomas. "The congressman . . .
BUSINESS
August 15, 1991
Recent government contract awards to Orange County companies: * Beckman Instruments Inc. in Fullerton won an $18,368,016 contract from the GSA to provide laboratory equipment and supplies.
NEWS
July 17, 1991 | ROBERT W. STEWART and GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An $80-million federal courthouse planned for Orange County should be built in Santa Ana, the county seat, the General Services Administration concluded in a report released Tuesday. The new report reverses an earlier recommendation by the agency to build the courthouse on a federally owned site in Laguna Niguel. The proposed 218,000-square-foot facility is expected to attract new law firms, restaurants, and other businesses and bring in millions of dollars.
BUSINESS
November 7, 1990
Home Safeguard Industries in Malibu won a $190,000 contract from the General Services Administration to provide miscellaneous alarm and signal systems.
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