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DHS chief open to expanding collective bargaining rights

Janet Napolitano says she is looking into her legal authority to let TSA employees negotiate with management.

Acquisition workforce looms large at initial stimulus meeting

Complying with the recovery act’s requirements with existing procurement staff will be difficult but doable, officials say.

Intergovernmental partnership aims to limit risks in stimulus spending

Organization offers tools to assess vulnerabilities and identify weakness in financial management that could lead to waste.

Whose Downturn?

If the economy hasn’t improved by next year, the public will start to blame Obama rather than Bush.

Immigration leadership takes shape at Homeland Security

President taps veteran prosecutor John Morton to lead ICE; Napolitano selects long-time immigrant advocate Esther Olavarria for policy post.

Obama calls summit a good first step

Washington decisionmakers spent hours on Monday discussing a range of issues, including procurement and the budget process.

House omnibus totals more than $400 billion

Package could be considered by the House as soon as Wednesday and includes the nine spending bills Congress has not approved.

Marine commander says Iraq pullout in 16 months is 'doable'

Maj. Gen. John Kelly says he believes the Iraqis are committed to settling disputes through the political process rather than violence.

Senate majority leader sees action on omnibus by March 6 deadline

The House is expected to take up the package on Wednesday.

Sens. Levin and McCain want to trim procurement fat.

Bill aims to rein in bloated Defense contracts

Legislation would require reexamination of all Defense contracts more than 25 percent over budget.