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Bill seeks to ease disruptions caused by military service

Measure would require universities to refund tuition for service members who cannot complete course work because they were called to active duty.

Officials call for dramatic boost in State Department staff

Ohio senator and others recommend a 16 percent increase in workforce in addition to more language and skills training.

Investigators detail mismanagement, fraud in SBA set-aside program

GAO shows lawmakers how easy it is to use bogus addresses to gain entry to program aimed at disadvantaged small businesses.

From Nextgov.com: Decennial census could cost billions more

GAO says 2010 estimate fails to account for all operations and is not accurate.

House panel leaders introduce broad airline safety measure

Bill would create a whistleblower investigation office within FAA, and require a two-year cooling-off period for agency inspectors who go to work for an airline.

Africa Command has trouble filling key civilian slots

The initial goal was to fill a quarter of staff positions with experts from civilian agencies; now the target is 4 percent and even that is proving difficult.

Panel approves bill allowing GAO to sue agencies

Bill would give watchdog the authority to interview federal employees under oath and to obtain information that three agencies assert is proprietary.

GAO finds progress with FBI case management system

Report does indicate some weaknesses in property record database run by Lockheed Martin.

From Nextgov.com: Congress threatens to block rule to have airlines pay for foreign-exit system

Scuttling DHS proposal for a network to check identities of international travelers departing the country could suspend visa waiver program.

Missing Pieces

John McCain's campaign seems little more than a candidate, an airplane and a small staff.