Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, has renewed charges that, as head of the agency's Federal Acquisition Service, Jim Williams helped the former administrator improperly pressure contracting officers.
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Announcement comes as lawmakers fight to break an impasse on legislation to overhaul the patent system.
Government watchdog groups and three House Republicans already have asked Scott Bloch to quit.
A recent GAO report that found the government is owed $58 billion in payroll taxes fuel debate.
Report reviews six plans for impending transition to the federal government’s largest-ever telecommunications contract .
Report says former White House liaison Monica Goodling violated federal law and department policy by letting political affiliation influence hiring for career positions.
The projected fiscal 2009 deficit is about $70 billion more than the deficit estimated in Bush's budget proposal released in February.
The central office responsible for overseeing the department's technology lacks a clear organizational structure, Senate panel reports .
Plan is drawing opposition from lawmakers, postal unions and other stakeholders.
Official says agency has yet to complete basic assessments of the technology and the additional personnel needed for comprehensive air cargo screening.