Overall spending was down 11 percent last year, but seven agencies bucked the trend.
Significant reductions in employee training at the agency also are a concern, watchdog finds.
Last year one such provision cut EPA staffing to the lowest levels since 1989.
Service could instead rely on retirements and fewer enlistments.
NSA leaker defended his decision to participate in the conversation in a Guardian op-ed.
Drug users, credit card cheats also received performance awards.
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Commerce unveils computer security partnership plan
TSP's C Fund up in November
DoD to offer Web access to pay accounts
McCain: I would shut down government
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Agencies reject FAIR Act challenges
Agency customer satisfaction ratings to be released
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