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Watchdog agency to preview findings on Federal Protective Service

Senate hearing this week will highlight an upcoming report on management challenges at the agency, congressional spokeswoman says.

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Coast Guard management practices get a makeover

Commandant Adm. Thad Allen and his team are overhauling the service from the inside out.

FEMA takes open approach to social media

Agency is training employees to use technology wisely to disseminate information.

Air Force leaders describe plan to improve ISR capabilities

Service has been under pressure to boost intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support on the battlefield.

From Nextgov.com: Startup looks to provide Defense with quick-launch satellites

U.S. Space plans to attract Pentagon business by charging a lower rate and operating in the military's frequency bands and orbits.

Analysis: It’s Not About You

Unsolicited advice to political appointees coming to the Defense Department.

Consulting firm says agencies are missing out on major savings opportunities

McKinsey & Co. concludes improvements to internal operations could yield as much as $134 billion in annual savings governmentwide.

Financial managers worried about tracking stimulus funds, survey shows

Recovery Act reporting requirements pose major challenges at federal and state levels.

Lawmakers face big agenda, tight calendar

In the next six months, Democrats want to pass the fiscal 2010 spending bills, overhaul the healthcare and financial regulatory systems and perhaps tackle immigration reform.

Entitlement programs put growing pressure on the budget

Unless the situation is brought under control, other spending will get squeezed, analysts say.