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House committee pushes changes to IT security law

Agency CIOs could receive new authority for enforcement.

TSA employee appeals firing for refusal to pat down passengers

Worker says he objected to conducting the searches on personal and religious grounds.

Senate panel OKs spending bills covering eight Cabinet departments

Measures shift $9.1 billion from the White House's Pentagon request to domestic programs.

Oversight agencies squabble over list of high-risk IT projects

GAO seeks a consistent, structured process for updating the list, while OMB argues for more flexibility.

White House vows to keep pushing for line-item veto bill

Democrats nearly united against veto bill and broader package of budget reforms.

DHS names permanent privacy officer

Hugo Teufel will oversee compliance and protection of personal information.

Acquisition panel agrees on need for training funds

Panelists vote against recommending a merger of the Defense Acquisition University and the Federal Acquisition Institute.

Longest-serving Transportation secretary discusses career

Norman Mineta lists establishment of TSA in the aftermath of Sept. 11 among his proudest accomplishments.

Panel moves bill to deal with pandemic, health disasters

Measure would make the secretary of HHS the lead federal official responsible for public health and medical responses to emergencies.

Chances poor for line-item veto legislation

House passed its version of the measure last month, but White House has not been pushing the bill as hard in the Senate.