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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.

Audit prompts Treasury to seek help with ID cards

Attempts to meet presidential mandate alone risked higher costs and slow implementation, inspector general says.

Critic calls OMB program evaluations biased

Process should be reformed to include agency, congressional stakeholders, former federal employee says.

Union files unfair labor practice charge against GAO chief

Group claims Comptroller General David M. Walker has made inappropriate statements undermining employees' rights to organize.

Report finds federal researchers unsure of media rules

Many are not clear about whether they can discuss the policy implications of their work.