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From Nexgov.com: Daschle received speaking fees from groups opposing patient privacy

HHS secretary nominee is tied to groups opposing privacy protections in economic stimulus bill.

February 2, 2009 Leave a comment

Democrats seek quick replacement of top Army Corps officials

Letter alleges current leadership is too closely aligned with corporate interests.

January 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Senators demand answers from Defense nominee

Lawmakers criticize Bill Lynn's responses to questions on his former lobbying for contractor and his role as Pentagon comptroller under Clinton.

January 30, 2009 Leave a comment

SSA chief says financial crisis is increasing claims backlog

Commissioner blames the tough economy for inflating the disability claims caseload by 10 percent.

January 30, 2009 Leave a comment

State Department could replace Blackwater

The private security contractor has been denied a license to operate in Iraq, and State will not renew the firm’s contract when it expires in May 2009.

January 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Aviation industry to seek funds for air cargo screening

Groups estimate that as much as $4 billion will be needed over 10 years to cover the costs of the 100-percent screening mandate.

January 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Senate Commerce leaders eye FAA boost

Program designed to transform the ground-based air traffic control system to a satellite-based system might get more funding as part of the economic stimulus ...

January 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Obama's promise to cut middle managers won't be easy to keep

President adds complexity to the objective by committing to move managers to the front lines.

January 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Justice orchestrates TSP hoax to test employees on security

Department did not coordinate with TSP’s oversight board when it sent a phony e-mail to employees asking for personal information.

January 30, 2009 Leave a comment

Treasury increases bailout staffing, but still faces hurdles

GAO report singles out salaries and ethics processes as barriers to swift hiring.

January 30, 2009 Leave a comment