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Private sector grows skeptical of IT consolidation efforts

Poor planning and a lack of execution could doom the Office of Management and Budget’s information technology streamlining projects, industry officials say.

Officials expect congressional oversight of IT to increase

Observers don’t, however, expect drastic changes in government information technology policy.

DHS preparedness chief aims to recruit career managers

Incoming leader of the House Homeland Security Committee emphasizes the need to improve retention at the department.

Report shows little progress reducing case backlog at OSC

Whistleblower cases referred for investigation jumped in fiscal 2005; advocates say increase doesn’t make up for lost ground.

Movin’ On Up

Promotion-hungry intelligence employees get new rules of the road.

Key federal employee advocates retain seats in midterms

If Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., wins his bid to become House majority leader, civil servants would have a well-placed champion.

Lame duck session might boil down to continuing resolution

To-do list includes 10 of 12 remaining fiscal 2007 appropriations bills, but lawmakers may elect to pass a CR instead.

More aggressive tax collections pushed as deficit reduction tool

Amount the IRS actually would be able to gain through stronger enforcement efforts is unclear, however.

IRS still planning public-private contest for computer services

Competition could encompass 2,000 jobs, but a request for proposals scheduled to be released last month has been delayed.

GSA centralizes emergency response resources

Agency eliminates old office to create new, enhanced one to meet needs of first responders and others.