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.
Congress finagles year 2000 spending increases
Cohen: DoD has Y2K bug under control
House bill bolsters embassy security
Audit urges DoD to study A-76 best practices
DoD considers downsizing options besides A-76
House unlikely to pass all spending bills before break
Turf concerns slow work on cyberterrorism plan
Legal Briefs: Deposit slip
House refuses to restore F-22 funding
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