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NIH tries to balance scientists' interests with taxpayer interests

A recent congressional hearing on NIH exposed a conflict that pits taxpayer-funded scientists' interest in making discoveries against the taxpayers' desire for near-term therapies and ethical restraints on research.

Lawmakers call for suspension of new passenger screening system

House lawmakers said Friday that a controversial new airline passenger screening system should be “suspended indefinitely,” after government auditors declared the system flawed and behind schedule.

Homeland Security unveils performance pay plan

Homeland Security Department officials said Friday that they want to transfer as many as 8,000 employees to a performance-based pay system in fiscal 2005.

Pentagon Parley

Navy Secretary Gordon England will serve as point man for negotiations with organized labor over controversial proposed changes to the Pentagon’s personnel system.