Department will accept feedback for extra month in the “interest of transparency.”
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Survey indicates there may be nearly four times as many single-agency contract arrangements in use as there are interagency ones.
Discussions center on the definition of “significant” risk; officials urge legal changes to let agencies share payment information.
Rob Portman will seek to find common ground with Democrats and Republicans in areas including the likely-to-be-tight 2008 budget.
Sentinel project to build a modern case management system could face a budget shortfall if appropriators don’t grant bureau’s request, auditors say.
Number of complaints received by the inspector general’s office has decreased significantly, however.
Pending legislation would alter rate-setting procedures, but prospects for passage in the waning days of the lame-duck session are slim.
Punting appropriations bills into next year could have repercussions even for action on President Bush’s fiscal 2008 budget.
Plan to change how services are delivered requires time for scrutiny and public comment, congressional staffer says.
Employees told that the move would not substantially change the policy operation.