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GAO seeks personnel flexibility, name change

General Accounting Office chief David Walker has proposed legislation that would give the congressional watchdog agency freedom from key personnel restrictions contained in Title 5 of the U.S. Code, and would change the name of the agency to the Government Accountability Office.

Homeland Security has not consolidated terrorist watch lists

More than 100 days after its creation, the Homeland Security Department has failed to meet one of the key goals agency leaders outlined last year.

Bottom up

The Marine Corps got good press during the war in Iraq because lower-ranking men and women—not the top brass—were so impressive.

Administration officials say Amtrak needs major overhaul

Bush administration officials Tuesday called for a sweeping overhaul of the money-losing Amtrak passenger rail system to cure what an official says is a deteriorating operation.