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Congressional watchdog agency targeted by lobbyists

Government Accountability Office was lobbied by 292 groups in the last six years, according to independent watchdog group.

Talks begin on next round of supplemental defense spending

As Senate passes fiscal 2005 supplemental, House appropriators already begin to discuss adding funds for war costs not covered in fiscal 2006 appropriations.

Growing Pains

GOP rift splits "seculars" and "sacreds."

Senator seeks to relax small business contracting guidelines

Rider attached to supplemental spending bill could water down Energy Department standards for compliance with federal small business contracting requirements.

House Armed Services chair will not push increase in troop size

In light of recruiting difficulties, using Defense authorization bill to require boost in troop levels would be "hollow increase," says Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif.

GAO: Postal Service must revamp operations to stay solvent

Report makes some of same recommendations included in postal reform legislation approved by House panel last month.

Report reveals anxiety over new DHS personnel system

Union officials say the results are troubling, but agency officials say analysis is informative and helpful.

Senator recognized for improving efficiency

Washington group celebrates close ties between the public and private sectors.

NASA awards $230 million contract for support facility

Space agency expects to conserve millions with a central administrative center.

DHS urged to address Hill threat to cut funds for key programs

Former deputy secretary says House committee chairman's effort to punish the agency for not being responsive to lawmakers' requests for information should be taken seriously.