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Edward T. Pound


New HUD secretary rallies employees

Steve Preston is boosting spirits through gestures such as eating lunch in the cafeteria with employees.


HUD secretary remains at agency, despite controversies

Alphonso Jackson has a powerful ally in President Bush, a close friend.


Housing inspector general finds backdated records in employee detail case

Inquiry is the latest problem to bedevil HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson.


Probe of HUD chief heats up

Contracting decisions and deputy chief of staff remain at center of investigation.


Probes focus on HUD chief's role in contracting decisions

For several months, a federal grand jury, Justice Department prosecutors, the FBI, and the HUD inspector general's office have been investigating Alphonso Jackson.


Investigators probe whether HUD chief steered contract

At issue is whether Alphonso Jackson lined up work at the Housing Authority of New Orleans for a friend.


After Gonzales, Justice seeks to regain trust of employees

Successor's job, department officials say, will be to improve morale at headquarters and U.S. attorneys' offices.


Security clearance challenges defy easy fixes

During a six-month period ending in March, the government took an average of 208 days to issue secret and confidential clearances and 276 days to grant top-secret ones.