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Shutdown scenario appears unlikely

If they take control, House Republicans say they will not blunder into the same 1995 trap of closing the government.

House Oversight committee set for major re-emergence

Obama tormenter Rep. Darrell Issa is poised to chair powerful committee if GOP wins the House.

Education likely will escape the ax

Campaign noise about abolishing the department is just that -- noise.

Extension gives private security firms in Afghanistan some breathing room

Afghan President Hamid Karzai forms a committee that includes U.S. officials to develop a timetable to remove PSCs.

National Archives rapped for weak document security

Two GAO reports say risk of sensitive data breaches in digitization effort affects all agencies.

Joseph Westphal says Army should shift focus on workforce development from generalists to personnel with specific skills.

Official says Army must expedite civilian hiring process

Service should reduce hiring time from 130 to 80 days, Army undersecretary recommends.

Democrats call for investigation of Defense subcontracting

Five lawmakers ask GAO to review a program aimed at getting large contractors to sign on more small businesses.

It’s Inevitable

Lots of races could go either way. But for the Democrats, it’s too late to change the broader outcome.

GAO faults disaster recovery plan for critical networks

Auditors say Homeland Security does not have an effective plan to ensure national infrastructure bounces back from crisis.

Webb to stall future Defense nominations over JFCOM

Virginia Democrat accuses Pentagon of slow response to requests for information on closure of Norfolk-based command.

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