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GSA replaces career leader of policy office with political appointee

Agency spokeswoman says the move is meant to reflect the office’s involvement in presidential management initiatives.

Auditors question agency estimates on payment errors

Homeland Security is among eight agencies reporting they had no programs susceptible to improper payments.

Agencies urged to improve IT security tests

Agencies do not know for sure whether their technological systems are properly protected, the Government Accountability Office finds.

Transportation sector lags in joining infrastructure protection effort

Some industries formed councils as early as 2002 to better coordinate security efforts with the government

IRS enforcement activities bring in record revenue for 2006

Commissioner says strides in enforcement of tax laws have not come at the expense of customer service.

Budget stalemate may leave newer e-gov efforts in limbo

The next Congress, led by Democrats, could have an opportunity to undo restrictive language.

Travel groups say U.S. visitors report unfriendly reception

DHS spokesman says study attributing a decline in visitors in part to the way they're treated by government officials at airports is “flawed and self-serving.”

GAO offers oversight advice to new Congress

Personnel reform, integration of Homeland Security agencies, and the government’s emergency response plans are among areas tagged for greater focus.

Appropriators ask Bush to steer clear of new user fees

Such proposals have been mainstays of Bush's budget blueprints but give appropriators headaches because they have the effect of creating unrealistic offsets for additional spending.

DHS continues to integrate IT contracting processes

Department spends as much as $6 billion annually on technology acquisitions alone.