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Mark Tarallo

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Federal unions attack pay-for-performance efforts

Union representatives criticized the government's efforts to replace the General Schedule system with a performance-based one.

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Bush threatens veto of DHS appropriations bill

The administration says the legislation exceeds the president's fiscal 2008 budget request by $2.2 billion.

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DHS, DOD solving first responder ID card interoperability problem

The Summer Breeze exercise in Washington metropolitan area runs multiple scenarios for emergency services personnel.

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GSA's HSPD-12 rolls continue to rise

Officials expect to issue more than 550,000 cards by October 2008.

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Senators join call for IGs' independence

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee plans to mark up legislation this year, its chairman said.

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Statutory help for inspectors general

Lawmakers propose measures to safeguard the independence of federal agencies’ IGs.

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Hayden wants fewer CIA contractors

Director sets a goal of reducing contractor workforce by 10 percent in 15 months.

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Lawmakers want IGs to have greater independence

The House has introduced a bill to improve the ability of inspectors general to do their jobs.

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CIA to improve management of contractor workforce

The agency will reduce its contractor workforce by 10 percent by the end of fiscal 2008.

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DHS sticks to pay system goals

But OPM says the department isn’t moving fast enough.

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DHS struggles under oversight

Lawmakers and DHS still at odds over the magnitude of the problem.

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Walker: DHS still stuck in management muddle

The department has addressed some shortcomings but has no detailed plan for getting of GAO's high risk list, the Comptroller General told a Senate panel.

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States pushing through IT consolidation

CIOs say overcoming culture resistance isn't the only challenge to merging networks.

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Lawmakers assail DHS on responsiveness

At a House Homeland Security Committee hearing, members called for Homeland Security officials to do a better job in responding to oversight requests.

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GAO aces recruiting test

Agency builds relationships with colleges.