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Defense spending bill renews job competition restrictions

Annual appropriations measure again includes prohibition against private firms gaining cost advantage by offering reduced health benefits.

Tricky Business

Corporate executives might have a lot to learn from government leaders.

Audit of controversial TSA contract due out next month

Homeland Security IG’s review of contract to hire screeners has been nearly complete for months.

Air Force contracts out training for new personnel system

Training will focus on teaching supervisors creative ways to evaluate and negotiate with employees.

University of California keeps contract to manage Los Alamos

New contract worth $512 million over seven years seeks to draw on experience of big corporate players.

OMB report shows mixed progress on technology initiatives

Success in reaching 2005 goals uneven, with cybersecurity one area that is lagging.

GAO: Watchdog agency workers need own complaint process

Congress should establish independent means for Office of Special Counsel employees to lodge allegations of improprieties by top agency officials, report argues.

DHS chief: Major changes to FEMA coming soon

Reforms will cut bureaucratic red tape, bolster logistics systems, Michael Chertoff says.

Union files second protest in Energy job competition

In ongoing tussle, labor leader challenges acceptance of “time and materials” bids in public-private contest.

Patent office launching massive telework program

Agency plans to train 500 employees a year to work away from the office.