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James Williams will likely be confirmed easily to replace Lurita Doan, but first he will have to explain his role in controversial contract negotiations with Sun Microsystems.
The presidential transition is looming, but chief acquisition officers still have plenty left to accomplish.
Analysis finds that much of the work would go to large contractors.
The office, created after the 9/11 attacks, is charged with ensuring that terrorism and homeland security information is shared between the federal government, state and local governments and private companies.
Report says auditors ignored findings, changed opinions without adequate evidence.
Republicans no longer have a realistic chance of holding their own in this year's Senate contests.
Some lawmakers are skeptical about whether the leadership change can solve systemic problems at the service.
But amended version of legislation also states that a "good faith" data disclosure, like a letter sent to the wrong address, would not constitute a privacy breach.
Chief financial officers have made substantial progress in reconciling the government’s books, but serious problems remain.