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VA could save billions using e-commerce technique, officials say

"Expressive commerce” system already generating savings for large private firms, senators told.

Giuliani’s Opening

Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani stands to benefit from the collapse of John McCain's campaign.

Appropriators put the brakes on FDA consolidation plan

Agency chief has argued that reforms are necessary to update technology and maximize efficiency.

OMB director nominee Jim Nussle testifies before a Senate committee Tuesday.

Senators to nominee: Put ‘M’ back in OMB

Even with a battle over spending levels expected in the coming months, senators emphasize management aspect of OMB director position.

FAA urged to improve maintenance of air traffic facilities

Controllers say work spaces are infested with mold, asbestos and other contaminants.

Attorney general acknowledges lack of candor with Congress

Lawmakers criticize Alberto Gonzales for “crisis of leadership” and morale problems at Justice Department.

Panel seeks advice on boosting diversity in senior ranks

Possibilities include training for women and minorities earlier in their careers, inclusion of diversity efforts in performance reviews.

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Taxpayer advocate again raps private debt collection effort

Report comes as House panel backs bill to strip the IRS of the authority to outsource collections.

House passes Labor-HHS spending bill with veto threat looming

Measure exceeds President Bush’s request by $12.5 billion, or 8.8 percent – the biggest difference in any of the appropriations bills.

Lawmaker presses OSC chief to hand over e-mails

Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va., wants more information on any work-related messages Special Counsel Scott Bloch sent via a personal account.