Michael Chertoff acknowledges “controversy and concern” about recently announced overhaul of the department’s personnel system.
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In State of the Union message, president pledges to eliminate 150 poor-performing programs.
If the White House chooses the wrong path on Social Security and tax restructuring, the president's party risks losing its majorities in the House and Senate.
GOP leaders aim to place such issues at the forefront of the domestic appropriations agenda, ahead of education, health research and other social programs.
Workforce survey also shows agencies will need more employees in the fields of medicine, engineering, science and business.
Project for the New American Century seeks boost of at least 25,000 troops each year over the next several years, says administration has "unfortunately resisted" increases.
Latest numbers show benefits programs dish out too much money.
New rules bar researchers from investments in or taking paid or unpaid jobs with groups that rely on NIH grants for funding.
CSX Corp. objects to measure, saying the private sector and federal agencies already are taking enough action.
Lockheed Martin will take over 2,500 flight service jobs in biggest public-private competition ever.