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From Nextgov.com: Military Health System plans to ‘evolve’ electronic record system

Agency will work on converged evolution of VA and Defense systems.

July 22, 2008 Leave a comment

Democratic leaders weigh defense bill as vehicle for continuing resolution

Congressional aides noted that President Bush would not be able to veto the defense measure, making it an attractive option.

July 21, 2008 Leave a comment

Trade groups ask Congress to delay cargo security rule

Rule would require manufacturers to submit 10 new categories of data on cargo containers before they are shipped to the United States by sea.

July 21, 2008 Leave a comment

Judiciary chairman wants to talk with former OSC deputy

Jim Byrne, outgoing aide to embattled Special Counsel Scott Bloch, has said Bloch's failure to resign is hurting the agency.

July 21, 2008 Leave a comment

Senate panel moves military construction spending bill

Bill would provide a total of $119.7 billion, of which $73 billion is discretionary funding, $3.65 billion over President Bush's request.

July 18, 2008 Leave a comment

Pressure builds on Special Counsel chief to resign

A grand jury in Washington probing Scott Bloch has subpoenaed at least 17 current and former OSC employees and heard testimony from several.

July 18, 2008 Leave a comment

Chertoff defends border actions, calls for immigration bill

DHS chief says a guest-worker program would help stem the flow of illegal immigrants across the nation's Southern border.

July 18, 2008 Leave a comment

Navy's fighter jet shortage may be worse than expected

To minimize the size of the shortfall, the service hopes to get 10,000 flight hours out of each of its Hornets.

July 18, 2008 Leave a comment

IRS head says agency to focus efforts on enforcement

Commissioner says the agency has largely met the goals of a 1998 measure requiring it to shed its geographic-based structure.

July 18, 2008 Leave a comment

Panel votes to allow veterans to seek care closer to home

Bill would allow some who live more than 60 miles away from a VA hospital to receive services at a local facility.

July 17, 2008 Leave a comment