Total is lower than expected, but still showing effects of economic recession.
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Internal briefing also recommends an exchange program between department and industry for information technology professionals .
Lower salary adjustments and fewer performance awards could limit interest in SES careers, observer says.
Collaboration and information-sharing are at the heart of NextGen , says agency official.
California Republican recommends appointing independent experts to review necessity of government programs.
Defense personnel official says armed services met their fiscal 2010 goals of recruiting a total of 165,291 new active-duty service members.
Survey respondents suggest firing elected officials and reducing spending.
The class action suit claims the Agriculture Department discriminated against Native Americans who applied for farm loans.
Government-run facilities improving, but still lag behind services private sector provides.
Gates has proposed cutting more than $100 billion within the department's budget over the next five years.