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Stronger oversight of intelligence hubs encouraged

Civil liberties advocates say the rules governing state "fusion centers" are unclear, and the centers have experienced mission creep.

GAO powers would increase under bill moved by House

Legislation would give the watchdog agency authority to pursue civil action against federal agencies and to interview federal employees under oath.

OMB government performance official to step down in September

Robert Shea administered Program Assessment Rating Tool, among other initiatives.

White House issues veto threat on military construction, veterans measure

If Congress cannot find offsets elsewhere for the legislation, the White House said it also would consider a veto of the remaining 11 spending bills.

Eye of the Storm

Many voters are taking a time-out from the presidential race. But they'll be back.

Audit questions SBA awards to security giant Blackwater

Inspector general's report says the company may have misrepresented itself.

Senator wants to put hold on GSA nominee over Sun contract

Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, has renewed charges that, as head of the agency's Federal Acquisition Service, Jim Williams helped the former administrator improperly pressure contracting officers.

PTO deputy director to leave agency next month

Announcement comes as lawmakers fight to break an impasse on legislation to overhaul the patent system.

Waxman joins calls urging OSC chief to resign

Government watchdog groups and three House Republicans already have asked Scott Bloch to quit.

Senators seek to streamline IRS tax lien system

A recent GAO report that found the government is owed $58 billion in payroll taxes fuel debate.