Former House speaker says federal government should commit 1 percent of health spending to improving health information technology.
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But House Resources Committee expresses concern about use of volunteers in regulatory and legal jobs.
Representatives of the IG community encourage Congress to advance a bill that provides protection against reprisals and establishes term limits.
Panel also cuts $800 million requested by the U.S. Postal Service for biohazard detection equipment.
Legislation would provide voluntary supplemental coverage to federal employees.
Privacy groups applaud changes, and seek more input in designing the new program.
Agencies rallied to show substantially improved performance at the three-year anniversary of President Bush’s five-part management agenda.