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Senate Governmental Affairs leader may run as independent

Challenger to Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., ranking member of Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, says he's too supportive of President Bush.

SBA critic stops short of proposing agency's abolition

But researcher tells lawmakers only 3 percent of small firms use SBA's guaranteed loan program.

Lawmakers move to extend ethics requirements

Bill would extend cooling-off period for political appointees and procurement officials.

Progress cutting improper payments may be overstated

Medicare program drove reported reductions for 2005, but improvement may be mostly on paper, GAO official says.

Feds see drop in jobs defended against contractors in 2005

Last year’s public-private competitions will save $3.1 billion over five to 10 years, OMB says.

As the Wall Crumbles

Intelligence and law enforcement agencies topple the information barrier.

Agencies urged to customize pay-for-performance systems

Merit Systems Protection Board says officials should make decisions about controlling costs and issuing ratings before designing systems.

OMB program assessments viewed as flawed budget tool

Congressional staffer says agencies should take program goals set by Congress into account.

OMB deputy unlikely to move up to top slot

Deputy Director for Management Clay Johnson will stay at the "M" part of the enterprise, says outgoing OMB chief Joshua Bolten.

Postal Service mulls operational rate hike

Boost could be the last before Congress passes an overhaul bill limiting increases.