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House Dem: Defense obligations will impede balanced budget

One priority is reinstating "pay/go" rules of the 1990s, which require offsets for new tax cuts or entitlement programs, budget leader says.

Federal employee trial periods at risk, MSPB warns

Two court cases have complicated the definition of which workers qualify for probationary terms, report says.

Panel releases draft acquisition reform proposals

Industry leaders say some of the proposals will needlessly tie the hands of contracting officers.

Key 'open government' official leaves policy mark

Justice Department's Daniel Metcalfe, who is retiring after serving under four presidents, says agencies need to disclose information responsibly.

Multiple DHS agencies may have violated funding law

DHS office and four agencies lack sufficient information to even assess the extent of their financial management problems, auditors say.

Defense IG to ramp up Iraq spending audits

Report highlights role of Congress in requesting studies that generated $23 billion in benefits over six months.

Deputy secretary to leave Labor Department

Department was the first Cabinet agency to win top scores across all the main categories on the Bush administration’s quarterly management score card.

Worldly View

Geospatial agency shifts with the times: buys images, gives them away.

Acquisition listed among DHS management challenges

Department needs better systems for reporting contracts and a stronger strategy to oversee a major border security project, inspectors say.

Group formed to address future of libraries in Internet era

Library of Congress officials say it is essential that libraries continue to exist.