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Mismanagement 'shocking,' says outgoing Senate panel chair

Sen. Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., Tuesday issued a comprehensive report detailing management problems in the government as a whole and at individual agencies, imploring the Bush administration to address the situation.

FEMA director has a tough act to follow

The new head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency has the unenviable task of filling the waders of James Lee Witt, who was often on the scene wherever floods and other natural disasters struck.

Experts offer advice on picking up the appointments pace

As many of President Bush's appointees continue to languish in the nominations process, a half-dozen experts offer their advice on how to speed things up.

Bush official backs off pledge to cut 40,000 managers

The Bush administration is not going to force agencies to eliminate 40,000 management positions, as President Bush proposed during his campaign, according to OMB Director Mitch Daniels.

Drop in projected retirements puts Bush management cuts at risk

President Bush’s campaign promise to eliminate 40,000 federal management positions over eight years will be harder to achieve than administration officials originally expected.