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Pentagon continues to grapple with language shortfalls

Defense lacks a clear understanding of its gaps in language and regional expertise, GAO says.

Temporary federal employment raises concern among lawmakers, unions

Seasonal workers don’t receive the same benefits as their permanent counterparts, witnesses say.

Driving Into the Ditch

Fewer and fewer lawmakers remain in the middle of the road, where consensus and compromise form.

Pentagon cost-cutting efforts touch on procurement

Defense officials are aiming for 2-3 percent savings annually through more efficient purchasing.

OMB charts performance improvement course

Focus will shift from data collection to using performance information to achieve better results.

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Senator opens investigation of Arlington Cemetery contractors

Probe comes in response to IG findings that outdated records system led to hundreds of graves being misidentified, unmarked.

Sen. Robert Byrd, dead at 92

Senate's longest-serving member was one of the most influential lawmakers of his era.

The Senate confirmed John S. Pistole on Friday.

Unions set wish list for new TSA administrator

Collective bargaining is top priority for groups seeking to represent 40,000 agency employees.

White House to move slowly on inherently governmental IT jobs

But Congress could pass language that contractors worry could foster arbitrary insourcing rather than support strategic cost-analysis.

Small business owners air contracting frustrations

At public meeting, entrepreneurs, advocates call for reduced bundling and strengthened oversight of small business programs.

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