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Lawmakers seek a better presidential transition

The recent presidential transition from the Bush to Obama Administrations has been called one of the best in history. But lawmakers are considering legislation that would further streamline the peaceful hand-off of governmental authority. Would a reduction in the number of political appointees requiring Senate confirmation be part of that streamlining?

Tags: management , transition , Daniel Akaka , George Voinovich , Ted Kaufman , Max Stier , Partnership for Public Service

Friday - 04/23/2010, 07:16am EDT
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Senators suggest scrapping virtual fence

The virtual fence, better known as SBInet, was originally proposed by the Bush Administration to monitor the southern U.S. border with Mexico. But now, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are quickly losing patience with a project that has had a troubled history, while hemorrhaging hundreds of millions of dollars in costs.

Tags: management , DHS , CBP , Alan Bersin , Joseph Lieberman , John McCain , Jon Kyl , Janet Napolitano , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 04/21/2010, 07:08am EDT
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