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Bush taps former NSA chief as intelligence director

Nominee pledges further information sharing among agencies; Bush urges swift confirmation.

GSA to manage contracts for consolidating personnel systems

The Office of Personnel Management will retain control over the much of the program, including requirements for service providers.

Watchdog group urges Congress to attack contractor misconduct

Greater transparency, conflicts of interest also on advocates’ wish list.

NASA workers fight layoffs, seek spaceship aid

Agency had planned to cut up to 2,673 employees by the end of fiscal 2006, but senators proposed a moratorium on layoffs.

OPM clarifies policies affecting teleworkers’ pay

Requirement that employees report to their official work site at least once a week has caused frustration.

Military seeks extra funding to cover shortages for base closures

Absent additions to spending measure, services could face a $4 billion shortfall for base closures and realignments approved in 2005.

Union blasts final TSA rule on port ID cards

Workers may be required to purchase cards before equipment is ready to read them.

Social Security employees face $3.8 million in work-related fines

Union officials call allegations against four employees “absurd,” arguing they were acting in the line of duty.

New appropriations leaders aim to finish fiscal 2008 bills on time

Panel chairs agree on a lineup of 12 subcommittees that matches up cleanly in both chambers.

Help Wanted: Boring Jobs

Human resources offices need to spice up their vacancy postings.