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Pay and benefits legislation awaits lawmakers

Congress could vote on several measures before August recess that would affect federal pay raise, retirement and leave.

From Nextgov.com: Nurse files privacy suit against IT sections in stimulus spending law

Beatrice Heghmann alleges billions of dollars earmarked for creating electronic health records put personal data 'a mouse-click away from . . . an intruder.'

Republican lawmaker seeks to post Senate expenses

Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn wants to make it easier for the public to examine staff salaries, travel and administrative costs.

Report proposes conservation overhaul

Former officials recommend Interior Department fund be turned into an independent trust paid for by royalties from energy development on public lands.

Watchdog agency to preview findings on Federal Protective Service

Senate hearing this week will highlight an upcoming report on management challenges at the agency, congressional spokeswoman says.

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Coast Guard management practices get a makeover

Commandant Adm. Thad Allen and his team are overhauling the service from the inside out.

FEMA takes open approach to social media

Agency is training employees to use technology wisely to disseminate information.

Air Force leaders describe plan to improve ISR capabilities

Service has been under pressure to boost intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support on the battlefield.

From Nextgov.com: Startup looks to provide Defense with quick-launch satellites

U.S. Space plans to attract Pentagon business by charging a lower rate and operating in the military's frequency bands and orbits.

Analysis: It’s Not About You

Unsolicited advice to political appointees coming to the Defense Department.

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