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Report praises OPM’s workforce planning

GAO says agency responded aggressively to 2004 survey results, but could improve training and supervisor-employee relations.

Most agencies see downgrades in e-gov progress ratings

All but a handful have not met deadline for developing data breach notification policies, OMB reports.

IG to audit Iraqi security forces

Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., seeks review of how many trained Iraqi personnel are actually serving in the nation's security forces.

Absent Defense bill, negotiators advance $715 billion spending package

Defense appropriations measure could move separately next week; a dilemma remains over how to handle additional war-related spending.

Panel sets course for Army contracting overhaul

Service needs thousands more procurement personnel working on better-defined career paths, independent commission says.

Procurement officials were well-prepared to award wildfire contracts

Prepositioned contracts for ready-to-eat meals and water helped avoid another Katrina, officials say.

Immigration checks for contract jobs spur debate

Contractors say automated system for confirming the legal status of workers is error-prone.

Acting USDA chief to return to deputy spot

Chuck Conner says he will work with Bush’s nominee to head the department; some are surprised Conner did not get the nomination himself.

Waxman blasted for handling of State IG probe

Republicans say oversight committee Democrats tend to pressure witnesses and to publicize information before it is vetted sufficiently.

Dems pull Defense bill from 'mini-bus' spending package

Republicans are pushing for the separation of the two measures remaining in the package – the military construction-VA bill and the Labor-HHS bill.