The Pentagon’s accounting practices are unlikely to improve until a panel of outside financial experts is appointed to help.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection mulls setting up "detention barges" at sea.
The personal information of up to 50,000 National Guard, Reserve and Navy personnel could be at risk.
Bush administration attempts to keep up momentum on pay-for-performance movement.
House panel passes language thwarting U.S. Geological Survey consolidation plan; member will attempt to undo provision in conference.
Former GSA official says he never questioned trip costs, blames government ethics learning curve for some actions.
Members of House committee ask Chertoff how the department would handle decreased appropriations for its personnel reforms.
Agency says it will align and define program goals, benefits, business results and performance measures by July 1.
One computerized system will make salary and benefits details easily accessible.
Adm. Thad Allen says government is making progress establishing clear lines of command and communication for disaster response.