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Spending bill highlights appropriators’ IT priorities

A few key IT projects receive line items in bill to keep agencies running through the rest of the fiscal year.

Senators criticize HHS over security of health data

Panel focuses on health IT privacy matters related to the Office of Personnel Management's benefits program for federal employees.

Split GOP helps House pass long-term spending measure

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.

Report: IRS protected taxpayer data during flood

Auditors also find that several computer servers were removed from the agency’s headquarters before an asset-tracking system was put in place.

Lawmakers unveil bills to improve language proficiency

Measures would encourage the government to develop a strategy on promoting fluency in foreign languages.

SBA chief updates progress on disaster loan program

Administrator says program's processing system has been completely revamped under a plan hammered out during an August conference.

Agencies scrutinize more payments for mistakes

OMB embraces greater improper payment risks as sign of better analysis; almost all susceptible dollars to be assessed in fiscal 2008.

Business Without Borders

To compete, agencies must collaborate all over the map.

Key appropriators may seek more rail security funding

House panel may shift money within the Homeland Security Department’s 2008 budget to reflect Democratic priorities.

TSA pushes ahead on port worker credentials project

Agency lowers price projections for ID cards and tries to make sign-up stations convenient.