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Defense contract agency hiring civilians for overseas tours

Workforce strained due to global deployments; 200 emergency personnel would go to war zones.

Three years after anthrax, postal response system very different

GAO urges agency to “err on the side of caution” in handling future threats.

Democrats discuss potential obstacles to oversight of Iraq contracts

Concerns raised over contractor’s role in maintaining a central database of government purchase information.

Overhauling Overtime

Opinions diverge on what will happen if new overtime regulations are applied to the federal workforce.

Debt ceiling showdown could affect TSP investments

Treasury may seek to avoid the limit by temporarily suspending investments in federal retirement funds.

House leaders grappling with next step on first-responder measure

Battles continue to rage over how to set a formula for distributing funds.

9/11 commissioner pushes Congress to act on recommendations

Former congressman pushes for laws making it easier for the government to hire and retain quality personnel to help fight the war on terrorism.

Kerry backs 'Department of Wellness'

Democratic presidential candidate proposes new companion to Health and Human Services in campaign stop.

Senate seeks to halt competition for immigration jobs

White House threatens to veto the spending bill over the provision, which mirrors one passed by the House over the summer.

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