Inquiry will judge adequacy of Interior-proposed accounting plan.
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Defense agency is once again facing a budget shortfall; last year it had to suspend processing of clearance applications.
Firm was ill-equipped to carry out the work, and the department did not foster enough competition, investigators find.
Bill also would restore collective bargaining and appeal rights to new Defense personnel system, impose new outsourcing restrictions.
Despite improved program management, costs still could rise for new national security cutters and unmanned aerial vehicles, IG says.
Provision in Defense authorization bill would curb use of "lead systems integrators."
To comply with privacy laws, agency must detail how data collected from international air travelers is used, GAO says.
Analysis finds that depending on how you measure, women-owned businesses are underrepresented in 87 percent of industries, or none.
Watchdog agency report cites failure to routinely assess inspectors, consistently perform emergency simulation drills or regularly educate staff on new technologies.
Republican lawmakers are signaling that their patience on Iraq is wearing thin.