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From Nextgov.com: White House's online contests for federal employees have roots in Virginia

The commonwealth asked employees for ideas to streamline government and used the Web to post metrics for how public services are performing.

Senator details plan for cybersecurity director

Susan Collins, R-Maine, wants position based at the Homeland Security Department, not in White House.

Wartime commission scrutinizes contractors’ role in Iraq drawdown

Defense audit agency says KBR already is wasting millions of dollars by not decreasing its workforce in response to troop withdrawals.

Senate clears Interior bill, stopgap funding

Legislation includes about $11 billion for Interior Department programs and $10.3 billion for the EPA.

Airport screening systems are not well tested, says GAO

Risk assessments of passenger screening devices are unreliable, according to watchdog.

18,000 employees accept Postal Service buyout

The next deadline for the $15,000 voluntary separation package is Oct. 31.

Lieberman sees need for cybersecurity czar

Senator say his bill would not give the Homeland Security Department the power to place mandates on the private sector.

Lawmakers cry foul over Defense procurement debacle

Nobody's happy about the latest development in the high-stakes contest to build aerial refueling tankers for the Air Force.

From Nextgov.com: Compliance focus is hampering cybersecurity, critics say

OMB urged to update federal security standards to better detect network vulnerabilities and keep up with new threats.

States report saving 640,000 jobs through Recovery Act

Data from states and local municipalities includes $150 billion in grants, loans and contracts.