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Democrats seek quick replacement of top Army Corps officials

Letter alleges current leadership is too closely aligned with corporate interests.

Senators demand answers from Defense nominee

Lawmakers criticize Bill Lynn's responses to questions on his former lobbying for contractor and his role as Pentagon comptroller under Clinton.

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SSA chief says financial crisis is increasing claims backlog

Commissioner blames the tough economy for inflating the disability claims caseload by 10 percent.

State Department could replace Blackwater

The private security contractor has been denied a license to operate in Iraq, and State will not renew the firm’s contract when it expires in May 2009.

Aviation industry to seek funds for air cargo screening

Groups estimate that as much as $4 billion will be needed over 10 years to cover the costs of the 100-percent screening mandate.

Senate Commerce leaders eye FAA boost

Program designed to transform the ground-based air traffic control system to a satellite-based system might get more funding as part of the economic stimulus bill.

Obama's promise to cut middle managers won't be easy to keep

President adds complexity to the objective by committing to move managers to the front lines.

Justice orchestrates TSP hoax to test employees on security

Department did not coordinate with TSP’s oversight board when it sent a phony e-mail to employees asking for personal information.

Treasury increases bailout staffing, but still faces hurdles

GAO report singles out salaries and ethics processes as barriers to swift hiring.

Recession spurs Postal Service bid to cut mail deliveries

Postmaster general proposes scaling back service during slower months such as July and August.