Some observers agree that, in certain cases, there are too many layers of managers and too many supervisors in each layer.
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Faced with the choice between being a leader or a team player, many will choose loyalty to teammates.
Democratic standard-bearers pledge to slash supervisory positions, eliminate several agencies, cut contractors and freeze the federal travel budget.
Two congressional staff members said CIO Todd Grams hit the mark with assessment of the technology modernization program.
Debate on 9/11 commission's recommendations for overhauling the intelligence apparatus overshadows other parts of its report.
TSA officials claimed the information was exempt from disclosure rules laid out in the Freedom of Information Act.
The department has catalogued 33,000 critical infrastructure sites across the country.
Closures and cutbacks put at least 270 jobs on the line.
If President Bush wins re-election, the Democrats will need to pick up two seats to take control of the Senate.
At Senate hearing, managers of U.S. intelligence agencies urge caution in making reforms.