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IG finds flaws in DHS contract award to limo company

Firm was ill-equipped to carry out the work, and the department did not foster enough competition, investigators find.

House passes 3.5 percent military pay raise

Bill also would restore collective bargaining and appeal rights to new Defense personnel system, impose new outsourcing restrictions.

Coast Guard's modernization faces more cost hikes

Despite improved program management, costs still could rise for new national security cutters and unmanned aerial vehicles, IG says.

Bill would bar contractors from running Defense programs

Provision in Defense authorization bill would curb use of "lead systems integrators."

A Customs and Border Protection officer enters a passenger's information at Dulles International Airport.

Report: DHS unit fails to fully disclose use of personal information

To comply with privacy laws, agency must detail how data collected from international air travelers is used, GAO says.

Study complicates debate on women’s procurement set-aside

Analysis finds that depending on how you measure, women-owned businesses are underrepresented in 87 percent of industries, or none.

Mine safety agency under fire for slow compliance with 2006 law

Watchdog agency report cites failure to routinely assess inspectors, consistently perform emergency simulation drills or regularly educate staff on new technologies.

Getting Jumpy

Republican lawmakers are signaling that their patience on Iraq is wearing thin.

More than 200 GAO employees to petition for back pay

Employees and retirees are seeking pay and benefits they claim they were unfairly denied under new personnel system.

Program is slated to move from a pilot to full-scale implementation early in 2008.

IRS debt collection initiative set to break even next spring

Oversight board expresses cautious confidence in program to let private firms help recover unpaid taxes.