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Border Patrol agents in Arizona face increased confrontations

Top agent says rise in assaults attributed to attempts to shut down drug runners and smugglers of illegal immigrants.

Software glitches force shutdown of agency hiring Web sites

Problems with Monster’s QuickHire system force Homeland Security, HHS to find alternate ways of processing job applications.

Robotic spacecraft mission cut short

Apparent fuel shortage causes craft to shut down after rendezvous with military satellite.

Senators aim to derail Pentagon plans to scrap C-130J

An amendment to the emergency defense spending bill would prohibit funds from being spent to terminate the $4.1 billion contract for the aircraft.

Pentagon to participate in international plague vaccine effort

United States will work with Canada and United Kingdom on project.

OMB issues guidelines for acquisition workforce training

Letter gives new responsibilities to chief acquisition officers, Federal Acquisition Institute.

Dem leader pledges to back contractor wage requirements

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., says Davis-Bacon Act prevailing wage provisions protect workers from "unscrupulous contractors."

A decade after Oklahoma City, FBI wrestles with demons

With its new focus on counterterrorism, agency seeks to figure out how to thwart attacks before they are carried out.

Ex-IRS commissioner: performance measurement key to reform

Charles Rossotti says the tax agency suffered from faulty performance metrics.

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