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OPM delays launch of health claims database

Agency is pushing the deadline to Dec. 15 to accommodate more comments from the public.

OPM’s John Berry says he’s pleased with the progress the agency is making.

Federal security clearance process improves, officials say

Turnaround time is faster, but lawmakers still are concerned with IT upgrades and agency reciprocity.

GOP earmark ban could pose problems for omnibus

Congress needs to pass a catch-all spending bill to keep the government running after Dec. 3.

Gates warns against deep Defense cuts

Defense secretary calls deficit commission's recommendations to slash Pentagon budget "unnecessary and unrealistic."

Agencies chip away at improper payments

Data show overall rate of mistaken expenditures has declined, while the percentage of recovered funds has jumped.

Privacy advocates want Hill probe of airport scanners

Groups cite concern over safety of machines.

Analysis: Seizing a $400 billion opportunity

Ten strategies to cut the fat from federal procurement.

Panel: DHS assessment of biodefense facility falls short

National Research Council says Homeland Security used arbitrary assumptions in evaluating risk.

Senior acquisition officials question procurement policy direction

Survey shows government professionals have doubts about how contracting policies are being implemented.

Senate minority leader will back earmark ban

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says he will take his own advice and listen to the American people.

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