Omnibus spending measure effectively prevented department from implementing new rules.
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Technology association official says only a Web-based system will reduce backlog of needed clearances.
President Bush wants to expand a special hiring program for military spouses beyond Defense agencies.
Government boasts more minorities than general labor force, but Hispanics and women still underrepresented.
Internships and new training programs are tools agencies hope will attract and retain contracting employees.
President promotes a federal procurement initiative that provides jobs for disabled Americans.
Pay-for-performance systems susceptible to bias and money woes, witnesses tell House panel.
The agency would see 18 percent cut under president’s 2009 request.
Groups criticize office closures, Bush funding request.
Some agency analysts would receive a pay boost of 4.49 percent.