A recent GAO report that found the government is owed $58 billion in payroll taxes fuel debate.
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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.
Managers are collecting more information, but they aren’t using it to guide policy decisions or resource allocations, GAO reports.
Armed Services Committee leader wants to gain support in the next week for a unanimous consent agreement limiting debate on the bill.
Jim Williams denies charges he was involved in pressuring procurement shop into awarding contract extension.