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Ex-FEMA director: Restore agency's independence

In an interview, Michael Brown says disaster response agency gets “short shrift” next to the Homeland Security Department’s anti-terrorism activities.

Outgoing EPA inspector general tells of search for accountability

Nikki Tinsley also pushes for change in salary rules that restrict IGs’ earnings potential.

Proposed EEOC budget cut of $4.2 million draws criticism

Critics say requested decrease in funds would hinder pursuit of larger cases, agency’s ability to fulfill its civil rights mission.

Report: Teaching program could benefit from enhanced oversight

Joint Education-Defense department effort also should be better coordinated with other federal programs, GAO concludes.

IT management approach at VA sparks conflict

Department official defends decision to diverge from approach recommended by oversight committee and consulting firm.


XBRL could take the sting out of organizing and analyzing financial data.

Treasury union members rally against outsourcing tax collection

Contractors cost more and present privacy risks, union argues.

Pentagon likely to appeal ruling blocking labor relations reforms

Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England says he anticipated decision overturning parts of the department’s new personnel system.

Homeland Security gets help strengthening financial controls

PricewaterhouseCoopers wins contract worth up to $42 million to help address systemic accounting problems.

Senators demand classified briefing on ports deal

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says he will be personally involved in new review of U.S. port operations sale.