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Homeland Security criticized for lax oversight of programs worth billions

Senior managers failed to find time for review board meetings, allowing large projects to run behind schedule and over budget, auditors say.

November 21, 2008 Leave a comment

Appointee names leak out as agencies gear up for reviews

Obama teams have a handle on the pressing issues, employee groups and executives say.

November 21, 2008 Leave a comment

Towns could face competition for House oversight spot

In a push for key chairmanship, the New York Democrat says he can work across the aisle and set a more constructive tone.

November 21, 2008 Leave a comment

Vendors might have to vouch for product authenticity

Industry views rule to crack down on counterfeit equipment and software as too burdensome.

November 21, 2008 Leave a comment

Lobbyist's work for Obama transition raises concerns over ethics guidelines

Sources say James Halpert, an attorney and registered lobbyist with DLA Piper, is advising on matters related to the Patent and Trademark Office and ...

November 20, 2008 Leave a comment

Obama urged to make quick decision on fighter jet

New administration will end up costing taxpayers more money if it waits much past Jan. 21 to make the call, Defense acquisition chief says.

November 20, 2008 Leave a comment

Democrats might rewrite contractor law

Critics say the law allows companies to skimp on benefits and dodge tax obligations by classifying workers as independent contractors.

November 20, 2008 Leave a comment

Twenty percent of senior executives unprepared for transition

Some high-level career officials can’t cite any presidential transition activities at their agencies, survey finds.

November 20, 2008 Leave a comment

Obama administration faces daunting energy challenges

Outgoing Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman cites growing demand and urgent need to reduce emissions.

November 20, 2008 Leave a comment

Defense acquisition official gives himself, military low marks

But John Young emphasized that 60 percent to 70 percent of the Pentagon's acquisition programs are run well.

November 20, 2008 Leave a comment