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OMB freezes tech projects at homeland security agencies

The Office of Management and Budget has frozen funds for information technology projects at agencies slated to move to the proposed Homeland Security Department pending a White House review.

Panel approves pay raise, rejects OMB job competition plan

A Senate Appropriations subcommittee approved a 4.1 percent pay raise for federal employees and voted to curb a White House plan to let private firms bid on thousands of federal jobs.

Panel begins public debate over printing office future

The heads of the Office of Management and Budget and the Government Printing Office clashed Wednesday over the Bush administration’s plan to eliminate a rule that forces federal agencies to go through the printing office for printing services.

Printing office predicts layoffs if monopoly ends

The Government Printing Office would have to lay off 1,500 of its 3,000 employees if executive branch departments stop using the agency’s printing services, GPO officials said recently in response to a Bush administration effort to end the office’s monopoly on government printing.