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Ex-IRS commissioner: performance measurement key to reform

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

White House adamantly opposed to Senate postal bill

Administration won't support a Postal Service proposal to transfer to the Treasury Department the costs of retirement benefits related to employees' military service.

GAO says problems justify rebidding C-130 contract

Watchdog agency says award was tainted because Darleen Druyun, formerly the Air Force's second-ranking acquisition official, was biased in favor of Boeing.

Cybersecurity officials turn tables on congressional graders

Chief information security officers give overseers only average grade for their report card on computer security efforts.

Report highlights challenges facing new national intelligence director

Congressional Research Service notes concerns about ambiguities in law, especially relationship between DNI and Defense secretary.

Agencies win plaudits for performance reports

Labor, State departments rated best at reporting on results of their programs.

Lawmakers to team up on hiring legislation

Tom Davis, R-Va., and Jon Porter, R-Nev., seek to speed the federal hiring process; unions are wary.

New terrorism response plan takes effect

New National Response Plan and closely related National Incident Management System replace a patchwork of existing documents.

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