Uncertain funding mechanisms and a poor governing structure are among the problems jeopardizing the effort to create a wireless network for first responders.
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Departure comes amid controversy over unauthorized spending on items such as private jet travel.
Bill would require refreshers every three years on how to evaluate employees and develop performance expectations.
Department cites cost and compatibility issues in decision to hold off on updates.
Quality oversight can bring about meaningful changes to program performance, but oversight can also be a political tool.
Project aims to replace a long-used paper system for processing commercial imports with electronic processing.
Top official sees heavier caseload ahead with retirements, tight budgets, pay for performance and potential expansion of whistleblower rights.
Labor group asks appropriators to give space agency about $1 billion more than President Bush proposed for fiscal 2008.
Leader of Ways and Means panel notes IRS opted against renewing one of three contracts it awarded last year.
Under agreement, prosecutors will propose a maximum 10-month sentence for former No. 2 official at the department.