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Senate leader: Food safety legislation a priority

Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Tuesday he will attempt to pass a reauthorization bill for the agency in the next work period.

Panel targets GAO pay system

Performance-based approach was a hallmark of David Walker's tenure as head of the agency.

Groups push FAA reauthorization as inspection officials come under fire

Wide range of organizations unite behind stalled legislation for varying reasons.

IRS improves tax processing capabilities

Funding for business system modernization still poses a challenge for long-term success, IRS official says.

House committee passes plain language, telecommuting bill

Measure will require federal agencies to use plain language in commonly used forms.

Appropriators urge DHS to see if grants are improving security

According to GAO, the department has never developed a way to measure achievements resulting from the aid.

Subcommittee moves contractor accountability measures

Bill would require GSA to create a list of completed criminal, civil and administrative proceedings involving federal contractors.

Concern raised over Census bid to ease security checks on temp workers

Lawmakers worried that bureau will have to revert to using paper questionnaires for 2010 Census.

Panel questions cost of contractors in war zones

Democrat cites example of defense contract personnel eating in taxpayer-funded facilities at a cost of $14,000 a person.

Agencies to share custom IT security training practices

But lack of requirements could stall efforts.