Officials acknowledge the need to do better in this area, as well as in contracting; director points to progress in hiring.
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Officials say information technology was central to improvements in rental housing assistance and single-family mortgage aid.
A decentralized, nonstandard IT system defies easy fixes, official tells lawmakers.
House panel requested the information as part of a probe into potential attempts to alter scientific reports on global warming.
Eliminating future combat program to fight rising defense costs would save $62 billion over the next decade, office estimates.
Steny Hoyer, D-Md., again backs measure that would raise the share of premiums covered by the government from 72 percent to 80 percent.
The agency is coordinating with the Defense comptroller to reinforce proper management of department funds, among other steps.
New rules could be on horizon for government contractors, former federal official says.
Spokeswoman says the agency is ready to work with lawmakers to resolve the issue.
Bureau expects to save $5 million over three years by contracting the work to an Alaska Native firm, but some are skeptical the transition will go smoothly.