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Lawyers prepare for October hearing on Indian trust fund accounts

Inquiry will judge adequacy of Interior-proposed accounting plan.

Funding, technology cited as key to speeding security clearances

Defense agency is once again facing a budget shortfall; last year it had to suspend processing of clearance applications.

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.