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Group proposes agency to review public works funding

Establishment of an impartial, federally funded body to evaluate projects would limit the role of politics in the investment process, commission says.

Bolten said to have stayed the course as OMB director

Most of the major management initiatives in place at OMB started with his predecessor.

Defense Department names new procurement chief

Shay Assad, a Marine Corps official with significant experience in the private sector, will step in next month.

Five federal employees win public service awards

Contributions to aviation safety, equal opportunity employment, courts, youth science programs and performance-based pay win praise.

Proposed EEOC budget cut draws congressional scrutiny

Letter to appropriators expresses concern that $4.2 million cut in the agency’s budget would cause backlog of complaints to grow.

Report: IRS plan to close service centers based on faulty data

Agency pledges to improve accuracy; will not shut any service facilities this year.

Auction of Cunningham’s loot brings almost $100,000

But proceeds will not count toward $3.65 million in back taxes and penalties owed by former legislator who admitted taking bribes from defense contractors.

Firm wins contracts to help business consolidation effort

General Services Administration awards three $500,000 contracts to SiloSmashers of Fairfax, Va.

Army denies employee appeal of Walter Reed outsourcing

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., says she is working to prevent contract for base operations work from being signed.

Panel’s overhaul of earmark practices appears to have an effect

Appropriators are reporting a large reduction in earmark requests for fiscal 2007.