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Bill would bar contractors from running Defense programs

Provision in Defense authorization bill would curb use of "lead systems integrators."

A Customs and Border Protection officer enters a passenger's information at Dulles International Airport.

Report: DHS unit fails to fully disclose use of personal information

To comply with privacy laws, agency must detail how data collected from international air travelers is used, GAO says.

Study complicates debate on women’s procurement set-aside

Analysis finds that depending on how you measure, women-owned businesses are underrepresented in 87 percent of industries, or none.

Mine safety agency under fire for slow compliance with 2006 law

Watchdog agency report cites failure to routinely assess inspectors, consistently perform emergency simulation drills or regularly educate staff on new technologies.

Getting Jumpy

Republican lawmakers are signaling that their patience on Iraq is wearing thin.

More than 200 GAO employees to petition for back pay

Employees and retirees are seeking pay and benefits they claim they were unfairly denied under new personnel system.

Program is slated to move from a pilot to full-scale implementation early in 2008.

IRS debt collection initiative set to break even next spring

Oversight board expresses cautious confidence in program to let private firms help recover unpaid taxes.

Gonzales: Departing aide played lead role in firings

Attorney general says he structured the Justice Department so that the No. 2 official acted as the chief operating officer.

Inspectors general gain prominence with new Congress

Lawmakers are readying proposals that would ensure more protection for good IGs, while developing procedures to remove bad ones.

Subcommittee backs bill to make agencies more user friendly

Legislation would require each agency to appoint a customer relations representative and to measure satisfaction levels.