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Senate bill would transfer agriculture inspectors out of DHS

Measure proposed in part to address concerns about a lack of resources for checks to adequately protect against foreign pests.

Officials describe risks in Army transformation program

Acquisition official says contracting strategy is “experimental;” GAO cites technology issues.

Ex-Bush aide defends changes to global warming reports

Official tells lawmakers he simply suggested alterations, not final edits.

House leader wants attorney general out

White House continues to back Alberto Gonzales.

Agency tries to get word out against political e-mails

Recent cases could help educate federal employees on activities prohibited under the Hatch Act.

Whistleblower legislation faces veto threat

Bill would boost protections for employees in security and science agencies from retaliation for disclosing mismanagement.

Small business panel votes to retool disaster relief programs

Measure calls for a comprehensive response plan and charges the SBA administrator with conducting annual simulations.

DHS boosts power of chief information officer

Critics say the move is long overdue and doesn't go far enough.

Justice insiders give advice on job competitions

Developing a proposal to compete against contractors is time-consuming and difficult, but also rewarding, team leaders say.

House appropriator seeks extension of earmark deadline

Members express concern that new rules governing earmarks have led to confusion.