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Bush wants earmarks cut in half for fiscal 2008

The use of earmarks has grown significantly during the past decade.

DHS urged to step up oversight of cash advances on grants

Proper monitoring would help ensure that appropriate interest is paid, GAO says.

IG: Immigration agency IT modernization needs stronger focus

Duplicative plans have hampered rollout, recent audit report states.

Defense employees reluctant to report ‘revolving door’ abuses

Survey finds hesitance stems partly from lack of clarity on post-employment rules.

House Dem: Defense obligations will impede balanced budget

One priority is reinstating "pay/go" rules of the 1990s, which require offsets for new tax cuts or entitlement programs, budget leader says.

Federal employee trial periods at risk, MSPB warns

Two court cases have complicated the definition of which workers qualify for probationary terms, report says.

Panel releases draft acquisition reform proposals

Industry leaders say some of the proposals will needlessly tie the hands of contracting officers.

Key 'open government' official leaves policy mark

Justice Department's Daniel Metcalfe, who is retiring after serving under four presidents, says agencies need to disclose information responsibly.

Multiple DHS agencies may have violated funding law

DHS office and four agencies lack sufficient information to even assess the extent of their financial management problems, auditors say.

Defense IG to ramp up Iraq spending audits

Report highlights role of Congress in requesting studies that generated $23 billion in benefits over six months.