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Budget office paints grim fiscal portrait of flood insurance program

Program's debt was $17.5 billion as of May; Congress has authorized FEMA to borrow $20.8 billion from the Treasury.

Locals pan DHS decision to ditch communications project

County officials upset by phase-out of tool to distribute disaster management software and establish interoperability standards.

Agencies processing discrimination complaints faster

Complaints are taking longer once they reach the EEOC, however.

Panel supports changes to Coast Guard modernization

Bill would require the agency to remove an industry team as the troubled project’s lead systems integrator within four years.

Coast Guard extends fleet upgrade contract

Lawmakers advance bill that would require the agency to take over management of the program by October 2011.

House appropriators limit e-gov funding

Office of Management and Budget urges Congress to meet full funding request, but veto threat stems from unrelated provisions.

Nominee to lead OMB faces difficulty in Senate

Budget committee chairman won’t commit to a vote; Democrats are concerned Jim Nussle would be unapproachable.

Gaining Momentum

Recent survey shows the three top Democratic presidential candidates ahead in every combination of match-ups against the top four Republicans.

Stronger training urged for front-line supervisors

As agencies move to pay for performance, supervisors will need better "soft skills," report says.

Open government advocates slam report on FOIA reform

Former Justice FOIA chief says report is an "unfortunately transparent" attempt to make the situation look better than it is.