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House Judiciary chairman slams Appropriations panel over jurisdiction

Spat concerns an NIH mandate requiring federally supported scientists to submit their research manuscripts for free access on the Internet.

The presidential hopefuls greet during a forum at Columbia University on Thursday.

Candidates stress need to restore faith in government

Americans would be more inclined toward public service if they were confident federal agencies were effective, McCain and Obama say.

White House prepares appointee roadmap for next administration

Plan is designed to ensure that 100 key political posts are filled by April 1.

Reports slam Minerals Management Service handling of royalties

GAO says agency did not adjust or ensure the accuracy of royalties collected from oil and gas companies.

Bush administration publishes its final evaluation of program performance

Eighty percent of programs reviewed ended up with marks of “adequate” or better.

From Nextgov.com: Measure would require agencies to appoint chief information security officers

Lawmakers unveil bill to strengthen requirements of the Federal Information Security Management Act.

Creation of new appropriations subcommittee ignites Senate turf battle

Panel could have budget authority for all agencies that fall under the national intelligence program.

Homeland Security officials defend virtual border fence program

Customs and Border Protection chief tells lawmakers delay is better than hasty implementation.

IRS moves tax processing work back in-house

Agency employees will resume direct management over taxpayer files at seven sites across the country.

Aviation security is an ever-evolving quest, top official says

Federal Air Marshal Service Director Robert Bray discusses changes and challenges in aviation security since Sept. 11.