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Senate confirms Barofsky as bailout IG

Former assistant U.S. attorney will oversee $700 billion in taxpayer money to help stabilize the financial industry.

Obama urged to elevate small business agency to Cabinet

Maine senator says it is vital for Small Business Administration officials to be involved in discussions about stabilizing the economy.

Former HUD officials call for a fair housing agency

Republican Jack Kemp and Democrat Henry Cisneros recommend an independent enforcement entity that would replace the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.

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Bush administration is poised to publish new environment rules

Democrats seek to thwart regulatory changes affecting fuel economy standards, endangered species and energy production.

Lawyers make opening arguments in Safavian retrial

Former procurement chief faces three old charges and two new ones related to his dealings with Jack Abramoff.

From Nextgov.com: GSA to miss 2008 deadline for Alliant services contract

But agency plans to issue awards for the ITservices pact to small businesses by the end of the year.

Obama's VA pick pleases veterans groups, lawmakers

As Army chief of staff, Eric Shinseki clashed with the Bush administration on its Iraq war strategy.

DHS to deliver data-mining report to lawmakers

The latest filing comes on the heels of a recommendation that lawmakers consider imposing restrictions on how personal data can be used in conjunction with counterterrorism programs.

Contractors handle some of government's messiest tasks, such as Hurricane Katrina cleanup.

Report: Many service contract workers are underpaid

Group calls on government to gather more data on salaries, benefits of contract employees.

Three agencies earn top management awards

System that supports disabled employees governmentwide is among the projects honored.