In fiscal 2008, the agency anticipates hiring an additional 1,200 patent examiners and plans to continue expanding telework efforts.
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OMB official discusses complexities, says confrontations over the new budget may be more public with Democrats in control of Congress.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, a former state auditor, says her office will pay close attention to Government Accountability Office reports.
A few key IT projects receive line items in bill to keep agencies running through the rest of the fiscal year.
Panel focuses on health IT privacy matters related to the Office of Personnel Management's benefits program for federal employees.
Bill now moves to the Senate, where Democrats have a tougher task in obtaining the necessary 60 votes to cut off debate and pass it.
Auditors also find that several computer servers were removed from the agency’s headquarters before an asset-tracking system was put in place.
Measures would encourage the government to develop a strategy on promoting fluency in foreign languages.
Administrator says program's processing system has been completely revamped under a plan hammered out during an August conference.
OMB embraces greater improper payment risks as sign of better analysis; almost all susceptible dollars to be assessed in fiscal 2008.