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DHS tech chief wants broadband for first responders

Access to high-speed networks would enable responders to receive federal broadcasts and warnings.

Union, GSA at odds over personnel policies after merger

Union blames stalled discussions partly on agency using a contractor to represent it.

Breaking the Sound Barrier

An agency is only as good as its ability to communicate.

HUD leads way in massive IT consolidation effort

Most of the department’s computer system infrastructure has been outsourced; costs have fallen 20 percent.

Academics urge Congress to go beyond acquisition panel proposals

Researchers characterize recommendations as careful, say bid protests and other accountability measures should apply to all purchases.

Dems remove Iran language from bill to boost war funding

House plan includes a lot of add-ons for domestic priorities, and incorporates major contracting reform legislation.

House to vote on FOIA overhaul legislation

Bills reach the floor amidst a series of reports criticizing agency responses to public requests for information.

OMB: Benefits of 2006 regulations outweigh costs

Agency reports $44.8 billion in annual benefits, mostly from new air quality limits on soot.

Lawmaker probes contract oversight at DHS agency

Letters to key Homeland Security officials ask for more detail on the budget challenges facing the Federal Protective Service.

DHS to move ahead with parts of personnel overhaul

Department will institute aspects of the reforms not ruled illegal, including those involving adverse personnel actions.