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New ethics legislation could affect Cabinet-level executives

Bill would extend cooling-off period for senior executives who leave, urge broadening of restrictions that now apply to congressional staffers.

Officer overseeing Iraq reconstruction projects urges patience

Security requirements are making the projects especially challenging, Army Corps official says in interview with Government Executive .

FEMA looks to private sector for disaster provisions

New third-party system will be the primary focus of the agency’s logistics operation in fiscal 2008, official says.

Activist to sue Defense Department claiming religious bias

Former Air Force judge advocate alleges the military is promoting fundamentalist Christianity.

Managers urged to give forward-looking performance advice

Year-end reviews shouldn’t be the sole focus of efforts to improve employees’ work, report says.

Watchdog urges Defense agency to better control interagency buys

Missile Defense Agency failed to properly manage interdepartmental purchase requests, IG finds.

Blakey testifies before a Senate Commerce Committee last year.

FAA administrator to head trade group when term expires

Marion Blakey will take over at the Aerospace Industries Association in November.

Union to fight FDA plan to put jobs up for competition

Studies could lead to contracting out more than 300 "commercial" positions; agency has set up intranet site to inform employees about the process.

A Tale of Two Winners

Mitt Romney’s first place finish and Mike Huckabee’s second place showing in the Iowa GOP presidential straw poll shouldn’t be discounted.

Progress cited on NASA business systems modernization

Focusing on basics could help agency avoid problems with implementation and future upgrades, GAO reports.