Case involving privacy rights of California scientists could have significant impact on process of background checks.
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Bill would require NASA to provide progress reports on real-time computer monitoring systems; move comes amid effort to update policies governmentwide.
AFGE tells the House Budget Committee that insourcing should be expanded, while contracting group calls for a halt to policy.
Poor oversight and planning for major Homeland Security programs wastes millions and hinders mission.
Committee also passes legislation to beef up government performance.
Directive applies to political and career appointees and forbids alteration of research data in policy actions.
Agency is on the hook for multibillion-dollar health fund payment as fiscal year ends.
Republicans complain that legislation approving fiscal 2010 funding for intelligence agencies is outdated.
Political paralysis could lead to new outbreak of violence, official says.
Democrats claim such an extension would force federal agencies to cut personnel.