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From Nextgov.com: Lawmaker questions data error in a Census Bureau report on states’ finances

Mistake underscores government’s need to shift to a widely used programming language to improve accuracy , analyst says.

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton wants watchdog for intern program.

Vets preference tops list of concerns about hiring reform

Lawmakers, union officials stress need to preserve federal merit system principles.

Salazar orders Minerals Management Service to split three ways

Reorganization aims to separate enforcement, energy development and revenue collection missions.

Twin Furies

Anti-Democrat and populist winds are blowing through the country.

Obama to establish commission on oil spill as blame game heats up

BP and federal officials come under fire for not having a stronger plan to prevent and respond to a disaster.

Bill to ease presidential transitions heads to full Senate

Oversight committee passes the bipartisan legislation without any changes.

Senate Dems weigh including budget blueprint in supplemental spending bill

Resolution would set discretionary spending level for fiscal 2011 and allow appropriators to move forward with annual spending bills.

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Interior chief says department shares responsibility for cleanup

Ken Salazar says efforts are underway to change culture at Minerals Management Service in wake of oil spill.

From Nextgov.com: Lieberman's cybersecurity bill leans on buying power

Measure would require acquisition officers to learn about security vulnerabilities in technology products in an effort to use the government’s vast purchasing power to push vendors to provide more secure solutions.

Forward Observer: Gates' Swan Song?

Pentagon chief is clearly fed up with the status quo in the military-industrial-political complex.