By placing White House loyalists in key Cabinet departments, President Bush has moved to solidify his control of the government in his second term.
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At issue is whether the Pentagon can work quickly enough to prepare housing and training sites for the influx of troops, and whether the military has adequate air and sea lift to transport soldiers to foreign hot spots.
Veterans Affairs Secretary James Nicholson told House and Senate lawmakers Tuesday that the agency would have enough money through internal accounting moves to cover gaps in funding this year.
Nonstandard work arrangements could help provide a pre-trained group available for full-time work if needed, scholars say.
President accepts almost all recommendations of reform commission amid mounting criticism of mismanagement and failures within intelligence agencies.
Agency has missed many deadlines for its Secure Flight program.
“Cascading” awards starting with small businesses means some bids never get opened.