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Lieberman says enactment of DHS authorization bill a priority

Senator would like Homeland Security committee to mark up such legislation before appropriators approve annual spending bill.

State official: Obama will step up fight against terrorism

Counterterrorism coordinator says he would expect the new administration to engage "with more countries and more in depth with countries."

Obama poised to name chief performance officer

Observers say candidate must be steeped in management and government.

Report finds OMB did not pressure Pentagon on competitive sourcing

Army officials say they did feel the need to meet annual targets in the service’s program budget.

Dems may repeal term limits for House chairs

Rules change under consideration could disrupt opening of Congress this week.

IG: Madoff probe could delve into SEC operations

Madoff's reputation may have caused agency examiners to eschew a more thorough review.

FCC to come under closer scrutiny, aide says

Senate counsel and potential candidate for agency chief supports more transparency, but stopped short of calling for legislation to overhaul the agency.

Energy Department faces broad management challenges, IG reports

Contract administration, cybersecurity and environmental cleanup are among problems requiring long-term attention.

Bid protests reach 10-year high

Figures indicate agencies are reaching more voluntary accords with unhappy contractors, taking the cases off GAO’s plate.


Richardson withdraws as nominee for Commerce secretary

"Pay-to-play" investigation involving state contracts in New Mexico becomes an issue.