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From Nextgov.com: Security experts push to require federal information security guidelines

Inclusion of recommendations in NIST’s list of computer security controls seen as a positive first step.

Workforce challenges linger at Federal Air Marshal Service

Policies show signs of progress but aren’t perfect yet, witnesses testify before a House Homeland Security subcommittee.

Federal workforce reforms dropped from Senate Defense authorization bill

Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, vows to fight for FERS sick leave fix and locality pay in conference committee.

Buy America provision triggers rebuke

Spending bill language restricts vehicle purchases to the Big Three automakers; congressional aide says it simply restates GSA policy.

House considers pay/go bill

Supports say legislation is integral to deficit reduction efforts.

Intelligence chief wants to rebuild Hill relations

Dennis Blair also raised issues about the size of his workforce and number of federal contractors needed to support the intelligence community's operations.

Union and prisons director clash on funding

Labor representatives say bureau is not taking full advantage of money that could be spent on boosting staff.

Academy urges major management reform at Energy

Serious problems, especially in human resources, jeopardize department’s mission, independent review finds.

Wartime contracting commission heads back to Iraq

Panel will investigate the Pentagon’s plans for $3 billion worth of in-theater government property.

NTEU President Colleen Kelley praised the ruling.

Court allows challenge to intern program to go forward

Labor union is seeking to overturn the program, saying it lets agencies circumvent the merit system.