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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.

VA chief opposes making CIO an undersecretary

A House committee approved a bill Thursday elevating the IT chief's status.

Proposed database would track federal spending

House and Senate bills differ in whether contracts would be included in addition to grants.

House committee approves bills to sunset programs

Votes fall along party lines with key Democrat concerned commissions would be partisan, put agencies on “extermination” schedules.

Panel moves to tighten data security for veterans

Bill would require the VA secretary to hire an outside agency to conduct a risk analysis after security breaches.

Lawmakers write IRS in opposition to tax collections outsourcing plan

House Transportation-Treasury spending bill includes language barring agency from contracting with the private sector for collections.

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