Watchdogs predict changes will place a higher priority on questions of access, classification and freedom of information.
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Analysis also recommends oversight of biometric passports and stronger diplomacy.
Bill shifts burden of paying retirement benefits earned by postal workers during years they were in military service from Postal Service to Treasury Department.
President’s signature will extend oversight by highly successful audit office.
Latest continuing resolution will prevent government shutdown until Feb. 15, as lawmakers continue to debate fiscal 2007 spending bills.
Nominee to become the department’s next management chief told lawmakers he will look into the issue.
Document provides details on what the agency’s investigative branch has said is an attempt to “reduce serious scrutiny of the agency.”
Robert Gates says pay and health benefits are key to military retention.
Current continuing resolution runs out Friday; House and Senate likely to pass another measure keeping agencies open until Feb. 15.
Nominee would face hurdles, including a department with “deep divisions between employees and management,” lawmakers note.