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House lawmakers introduce port security bill

Legislation would provide about $800 million annually for maritime security and set new requirements for DHS.

GAO finds 10 percent of GSA contractors owe back taxes

In one of the more extreme cases identified, a contractor was paid more than $1 million over the past two years despite owing more than $12 million in payroll taxes.

GOP senators seek $531 million addition to wartime supplemental bill

Extra money would go toward upgrades for Army’s armored vehicle fleet.

Data collection still a problem in needy families program

Agencies face reporting difficulties for state-administered program, HHS official tells lawmakers.

Industry group fears ID requirement could swamp background investigators

Agency handling the bulk of checks says that proposed change to acquisition rules would have little impact on backlog.

Forward Observer: A Whistleblower's Lament

Ernie Fitzgerald says he has little to show for the decades he spent trying to expose wasteful spending on defense contracts.

GAO: Agency public information centers should stress accuracy

Contact centers require more oversight, and could benefit from governmentwide data collection, report says.

FEMA works to keep trailer parks temporary

Agency tries to prevent Katrina victims from getting too comfortable in temporary housing, so they’ll be ready to leave within 18 months.