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Defense punts on Iraq contractor census

Researcher says that overall, contractors and grantees working for agencies outnumber civil servants by more than 5 to 1.

Personnel agency offers advice on developing better managers

Survey revealing federal employees’ poor view of supervisors prompts new guidelines.

OMB official discusses possibility of reinvesting IT savings

Official also says agencies are on target to meet deadline next week for new high-tech ID cards.

Intelligence agencies to follow Defense in personnel reform

Employees at 16 agencies will work under first cross-agency system outside General Schedule.

A Service-Oriented Bureau

The FBI tries to find a middle ground.

Staffing plans for IT upgrade at FBI called inadequate

Program management office is almost fully staffed, but relies heavily on contractors and lacks plans to fill future gaps, GAO says.

Quick-scan passport cards proposed for some hemisphere travel

RFID cards would be readable from a distance, speeding up traffic at congested ports and borders, officials say.

Treasury secretary staying on campaign sidelines

With the exception of the secretaries of State and Defense, Henry Paulson is the Cabinet's most high-profile member.

Immigration, customs agency may be headed for hiring spree

Manager at the cash-strapped Federal Protective Service encourages employees to look into the new openings.

House panel claims billions in savings from oversight

Government Reform Committee highlights work on issues ranging from steroids in baseball to Iraq contracting.