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Democrat Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., said the proposal reinforces a public perception that feds are overpaid.

Pay freeze prompts concerns in Congress

Democrats express tentative opposition to Obama proposal while Republicans call for more-drastic cuts.

Justice inspector general announces retirement

Glenn Fine was viewed as a champion of his office’s independence at a time when some are calling for enhanced IG investigative powers.

From Nextgov.com: TSA seeks improved airport screening methods

Agency sought advanced technologies prior to concerns over full-body scans and pat-downs.

GPRA bill on track after ‘inherently governmental’ speed bump

Industry contractors had questioned whether the legislation would limit their ability to provide administrative support.

House, Senate eye short-term funding extensions

A two-week continuing resolution is on tap, to keep government running through about Dec. 17.

White House bows to political realities on military pay

For fiscal 2011, the House-passed defense authorization bill includes a 1.9 percent pay raise for the military.

White House says pay freeze proposal was not a bargaining chip

Spokesman says decision was driven by deadline set in law, not upcoming meeting with congressional leaders.

From Nextgov.com: Countering WikiLeaks could stifle information sharing

Experts favor efforts to change behavior of would-be leakers rather than seeking new technical ways to protect secret government data .

FDA's top crime investigator retires following whistleblower's accusations

Complaint alleges Terry Vermillion used company services for personal work and government funds to pay for advanced training for his “office mistress.”

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New House overseer suggests it might be closing time for some agencies

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., favors shuttering certain federal operations.

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