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Audit could recoup millions in mistaken Navy telecom payments

Effort will attempt to identify mistakes such as payments on noncompliant contracts or nonoperating circuits, and double billing.

Military justice code now covers some contractors

Advocates for contractors say rule change is ill-advised and unlikely to be applied immediately.

DHS announces $445 million in infrastructure protection grants

The bulk of funds available in 2007 will go toward transit and port security.

Taxpayer advocate urges repeal of outsourced debt collection

Annual report on IRS activities calls initiative “fatally flawed.”

GAO: Interior office lacks timetable for trust fund reforms

Office charged with implementing management changes also lacks adequate strategy for operations once reforms are complete.

Teamsters seek rail security focus

Government and the private sector should collaborate to add more security personnel, officials say.

High-ranking GSA acquisition official to retire

Departure of G. Martin Wagner marks second time in recent months that a senior GSA official involved in e-gov efforts has announced plans to leave.

Tax season begins with policy changes, e-filing push

Taxpayers who wish to file electronically can do so through authorized tax preparers, over-the-counter software and the Free File program.

House Dems unveil sweeping post-9/11 security measure

Bill would increase risk-based grant allocations and step up cargo screening; would not reform congressional oversight of DHS.

Panel leaders sign pact to share oversight of FEMA, Coast Guard

Chairmen of the House Transportation and Homeland Security committees in the last session of Congress disagreed on FEMA overhaul.