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Dan Tangherlini Outlines White House Management Agenda at Senate Hearing

General Services Administration chief Dan Tangherlini discussed the White House’s management agenda for the 21st century Wednesday during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing. Tangherlini told lawmakers Wednesday in written testimony that the management agenda’s primary areas of focus will include efficiency, effectiveness and economic growth, as well as people and culture. “As …

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GSA’s Dan Tangherlini Draws Bipartisan Support at Confirmation Hearing

Dan Tangherlini, acting chief of the General Services Administration, received bipartisan praise during a Senate panel hearing Tuesday for his nomination as the agency’s permanent administrator, the Washington Business Journal reported Tuesday. Daniel Sernovitz writes the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will vote June 24 on Tangherlini’s confirmation. …

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Senate to Take Up Cybersecurity Bill in 2012

Debate in the Senate over cybersecurity legislation will begin in early 2012, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said late Wednesday.. In a letter to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Reid said the Cybersecurity and Internet Freedom Act will be brought to the floor during the Senate’s first work week …

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GAO Criticizes Postal Service Benefits System

The Government Accountability Office released a report Thursday laying out broad plans for fixing the finances of the Postal Service. The agency is projecting a 25 percent decrease in mail by the year 2020. The GAO was pointedly critical of the Postal Service’s payment system for retirees health benefits, a …

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Observers Say Progress Made on Postal Service Rescue

Observers of the Postal Service and Congress believe Democrats and Republicans are treating the agency’s financial crisis with a sense of urgency and are headed toward a compromise, according to a report by The Hill. A Republican bill is advancing through the House while the Senate has a bipartisan group …

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Senate Panel to Consider Report on War Contract Waste

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee will meet Wednesday to consider a recent report on wasteful spending in contracts for the wars in Afghanistan in Iraq. In a 240-page report released in August, the Commission on Wartime Contracting detailed between $31 billion and $60 billion in waste, including …

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Kids Under 13 Can Keep Shoes On at Airports, Napolitano Says

Children 12 years old and younger soon will be able to keep their shoes on while going through airport security, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Tuesday. New DHS policy, to be rolled out in the coming months, also includes other ways to screen young children without resorting to a …

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FBI’s Mueller Tells Congress 9/11 Anniv. Threat Being Investigated

The U.S. intelligence community continues to investigate a credible and specific threat it received last week, FBI Director Robert Mueller said Tuesday. The threat was timed to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, prompting increased security measures in both New York City and Washington. Mueller testified …

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