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Homeland Security panel clears procurement bill

Lawmakers want to encourage contractors that don’t usually do business with the government to develop cutting-edge security technology.

House lawmakers reach deal on plan to renew E-Verify

Bill would keep employee vetting program as voluntary, though some states have mandated its use.

Avue files protest over massive TSA human resources contract

Losing bidder says proposals weren't assessed on merits.

Federal financial reporting system is broken, CFOs say

Annual survey of federal finance managers shows disconnect between reporting and performance.

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.