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New IT agreements may reduce DHS reliance on interagency contracts

Department also is working to hire more acquisition workers to oversee contracts, officials say in response to GAO report.

GOP leader reminded of pledge to boost health, education funding

House Republican moderates are asking for an additional $3 billion; decision likely to wait until after the elections.

Auditors: ICE financial management a work in progress

Bureau’s chief financial officer helping to set a positive tone and actively track progress, reviewers find.

Congress prepared to trim Defense business agency’s budget

Officials say the cuts are not likely to prevent the agency from reaching its goals.

Contracting problems cited for Iraq construction failures

Officials blame raw sewage oozing from police barracks and large cost overruns on lack of oversight.

New Amtrak chief urges more funding

Rail service’s biggest challenge now is lack of capital to finance projects such as bridge and tunnel replacement.

Wired for Trouble

Putting law enforcement officers in radio contact is easier said than done.

House passes IT security bill

Measure comes in response to data breaches at more than a dozen agencies across government.

Lawmakers take Interior Department to task on royalty position

Minerals Management Service official argues department lacks the clout to recoup omitted royalty payments worth billions.

House approves $447.6 billion Defense spending measure

Bill also contains provision to fund agencies with unfinished appropriations at 2006 levels through mid-November.