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Proposal to change small business size standards rescinded

Recommended policy would have made it easier for agencies to meet contracting targets for small businesses.

Bush wins some, loses some in security funding game

Homeland Security bill includes less funding than requested to hire intelligence officers, but endorses proposals for protecting critical infrastructure.

Democrats step up demands for probes of administration, agencies

They are rediscovering a time-honored tradition of ordering "fishing trips" through all manner of bureaucratic documents.

ICE releasing illegal aliens on nationwide basis

Budgeted to handle 19,444 detainees, agency houses thousands more and lacks funds to hold them, documents show.

Army tracks repair contracts as maintenance workload increases

But service officials say they have no plans to seek a waiver of a law requiring that half of all repair work be done by federal employees.

Matchless

Congress moves to eliminate TSP open seasons for employee contributions, but to keep restrictions on when agencies can provide matching funds.

Defense Department to expand vaccinations

All personnel in Central Command and selected units in Pacific Command will be given anthrax and smallpox vaccinations.

Defense civilian personnel planning efforts found lacking

The Pentagon and the military services haven’t analyzed gaps in skills among workers, GAO says.

Lawmakers back full funding for data-sharing center

House and Senate propose $35 million for Homeland Security Operations Center, matching Bush’s request.

Homeland Security seeks to boost citizen role in war on terror

Department announces technology initiatives aimed at increasing citizen involvement.

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