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USPS posts $3.5 billion third quarter loss

Workforce cuts and push for fewer delivery days will continue, officials say.

GAO rejects union’s privatization protest

Decision clears way for a contractor to assume control of food service at six Air Force bases.

Gen. Craig McKinley, chief of the National Guard Bureau, wants decision-makers to understand the Guard’s value.

National Guard pushes for more resources

A report says greater investment in the reserve force provides a solution to the Pentagon’s fiscal woes.

From Nextgov.com: Defense top doc nominee labels electronic health records a priority

Dr. Jonathan Woodson says the department should shift the focus of the e-health network from capturing administrative data to providing better service to clinicians.

Mistaken disability payments might have allowed feds to double-dip

Watchdog finds 1,500 employees likely received improper benefits on top of a salary; SSA chief says report is inflammatory.

A Turning Point For Democrats?

It's too early to say for sure, but it's possible that the Republican wave has subsided.

Defense industry's lobbying expenditures jump 7 percent in 2010

Increase coincides with Pentagon warnings of fiscal belt tightening.

Lawmaker proposes alternative mail delivery schedule

Postal Service says legislation does not go far enough to save money.

GOP senators decry stimulus spending

Sens. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma and John McCain of Arizona claim 100 Recovery Act projects wasted taxpayer money.

Industry urges caution with Navy’s preferred supplier program

Trade associations say initiative needs refining before it is expanded departmentwide.

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