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House panel signals opposition to dismantling FEMA

A Senate committee recently recommended completely overhauling the agency and giving it a new name.

May 9, 2006 Leave a comment

Debate over admissibility of Safavian-Abramoff e-mails begins

Parties also discuss selection of jurors for trial of ex-GSA chief of staff David Safavian.

May 8, 2006 Leave a comment

Senators to seek limited verification of immigrant status

Industry groups and immigrant advocates are supporting Senate proposal over requirements in House border security bill.

May 8, 2006 Leave a comment

Hurricane drills catch local officials by surprise

Emergency response officials in Georgia say they were kept out of loop for preparedness exercises to be undertaken this month.

May 8, 2006 Leave a comment

House spending allocations clash with White House priorities

Foreign aid would see the steepest percentage cut from Bush's request, but would still get an increase over last year.

May 5, 2006 Leave a comment

Agencies' e-gov grades slump

Quarterly score card shows falling marks due to agencies’ inability to shift funds to key programs, administration says.

May 5, 2006 Leave a comment

Powell recalls State Department tech transformation

While he was Secretary of State, department replaced archaic with new machines and high-speed Internet access.

May 5, 2006 Leave a comment

Forest Service ends controversial fleet maintenance contract

Contract was the one of the first awards under May 2003 rules that sparked debate about employee appeal rights.

May 5, 2006 Leave a comment

Postal overhaul sponsors criticize proposed rate hike

Measure awaiting House-Senate negotiations would change the rate-setting process; decision on increase discouraged until bill is complete.

May 4, 2006 Leave a comment

House panel OKs tougher steps to control weapons costs

Committee’s version of defense authorization bill also includes a 2.7 percent across-the-board pay raise for the military.

May 4, 2006 Leave a comment