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Windows security standardization cited as top tech challenge

Half of IT security officers and managers in survey say they have adequate budgets and staff to implement OMB mandate.

Air Force faces criticism over hotel construction project

Price tag has ballooned by $50 million to $200 million, analyst says; Air Force official disagrees, citing final cost of about $174 million.

Open government group says FOIA backlogs worse than reported

Five agencies have Freedom of Information Act requests that go back 15 years or more, according to a new report.

Foes of private tax collection regroup after House defeat

Legislation pending in House and Senate would permanently shut down IRS program to outsource some collections work.

Panel backs language to reopen FAA, union contract talks

Provision would retroactively require an independent binding arbitration board to settle wage and other differences; administration has threatened a veto.

Cheney's words show he counts self part of executive branch

The office has both legislative and executive functions, White House representatives have said during squabble over executive order compliance.

House passes financial services spending bill

Measure passes on a 240-179 vote, with more than enough opposition to sustain a veto.

Use of free tax filing software drops significantly

Decrease followed agreement limiting the service to 70 percent of tax filers, auditors find.

Budget office paints grim fiscal portrait of flood insurance program

Program's debt was $17.5 billion as of May; Congress has authorized FEMA to borrow $20.8 billion from the Treasury.

Locals pan DHS decision to ditch communications project

County officials upset by phase-out of tool to distribute disaster management software and establish interoperability standards.