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Security experts call for improved public communications

Panel says next president needs to ensure that public warnings are based on solid information and are sent based on urgent need.

From Nextgov.com: GSA creates program office for Multiple Award Schedules

Goal is to provide consistency across business units, improve customer and vendor satisfaction.

Senate sends economic rescue bill to the House

Leaders hope add-ons including extensions of tax breaks will assuage opposition.

Obama adviser targets weapons costs, lack of oversight

Richard Danzig says missile defense and the Army's Future Combat Systems modernization project should be monitored.

Defense comptroller leaves for industry job

Tina Jonas heads to Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. after four-year tenure as the Pentagon’s chief financial executive.

Defense auditors express optimism about new job standards

Under heavy criticism, agency nixes all but one of 19 performance measures and creates new ones.

From Nextgov.com: Feds still fumbling with financial management systems

GAO skeptical about an increase in number of agencies complying with law to deploy compatible systems that use proper standards.

Senate expected to pass $700 billion proposal with ease

The revised bill would raise FDIC coverage amounts from $100,000 to $250,000 for one year.


Government reform groups unveil transition plan

Strong performance measurements and attention to workforce are called key to the next administration’s agenda.

From Nextgov.com: IG: GSA must improve information security

Audit says agency must improve contractor oversight and encrypt all mobile devices.