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Travel groups say U.S. visitors report unfriendly reception

DHS spokesman says study attributing a decline in visitors in part to the way they're treated by government officials at airports is “flawed and self-serving.”

GAO offers oversight advice to new Congress

Personnel reform, integration of Homeland Security agencies, and the government’s emergency response plans are among areas tagged for greater focus.

Appropriators ask Bush to steer clear of new user fees

Such proposals have been mainstays of Bush's budget blueprints but give appropriators headaches because they have the effect of creating unrealistic offsets for additional spending.

DHS continues to integrate IT contracting processes

Department spends as much as $6 billion annually on technology acquisitions alone.

Panel votes to extend Iraq reconstruction oversight office

Without the measure, which the full Senate has also passed as an add-on to a spending bill, the office is scheduled to close in October 2007.

Senator appeals to White House for help moving spending bills

GOP conservatives are blocking the 10 remaining bills, favoring a long-term continuing resolution free of earmarks.

IG: Federal Protective Service slow to pay contractors

Inadequate oversight has contributed to payment for services not received, and has placed employees and facilities at risk, report states.

Most agencies get clean audits, but big problems persist

Five agencies with $507.5 billion in spending had problems so severe that auditors were unable to form an opinion on their finances.

EPA inspector general nominee awaits partisan panel vote

Critics question nominee's efforts to exempt the Pentagon from environmental regulations when he worked there.

UN office: TSA screeners have collective bargaining rights

Union turns to international body after domestic courts reject its case; TSA won't heed the recommendation.