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Firms seek to sell U.N. on privatized peacekeeping

The United Nations faces a crisis in peacekeeping operations, and private security companies say they have a solution.

Agencies earn first green lights for job competitions

For the first time, agencies broke into “green-light” territory on the competitive sourcing component of OMB’s quarterly management scorecard.

OMB typo creates confusion over Iraq funds request

The Pentagon asked that supplemental funds be "available October 1, 2005" -- a year later than needed.

Plan to recruit nurses to VA jobs wins backing

House subcommittee approves a measure that would test use of professional recruiters and advertisers.

Panel presses administration to hire 3,000 temporary firefighters

Western states are struggling to deal with the latest wildfire outbreak.

Homeland Security agency beefs up force on northern border

While new immigration and customs facilities are coming to the border with Canada, officers continue to cover the National Capitol Region through temporary assignments.

Officials announce plan to share terrorism intelligence

The plan establishes a Criminal Intelligence Coordinating Council to set national policies for information sharing and to monitor progress at the state and local levels.

GAO calls antiterrorism grant delays “natural”

Local first responders underestimated how long it takes to move huge amounts of money through the intergovernmental pipeline.

Feedback grows more positive on Navy intranet project

Officials see satisfaction rates rise for help desk, but they also acknowledge many new users are still uncomfortable with the network.

Environmental group challenges Forest Service job inventories

A nonprofit group in Oregon has added complaints about the Forest Service’s method of compiling FAIR Act inventories to a lawsuit disputing an agency decision to outsource analyst positions.

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