National Nuclear Security Administration officials said Tuesday that the bogus degrees would not affect the managers' job status.
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They include liability issues, intellectual property protection and the sharing of confidential company information with the government.
The only remaining major X-factor in the makeup of political battleground states is Kerry's choice for running mate.
Sen. Tom Harkin, R-Iowa, says the Agriculture Department's plan to increase the number of animals tested is not statistically valid.
Budget resolution remains mired in conference committee over the issue of whether tax cuts, spending increases must be offset.
Plan includes the possibility of federalizing security forces and creating a specialized unit to guard facilities.
While investigating fake degree-granting institutions, GAO auditors obtained two diplomas under a Senate leader's name.
ChoicePoint CEO Derek Smith says the airline passenger pre-screening system in development is too much like the controversial Terrorism Information Awareness data-mining project.
Veterans groups praise CARES plan, but local leaders express doubts. All sides want guarantee of uninterrupted health care.
Despite public outcry over recent data-sharing flaps, the government plans to issue a directive this summer requiring airlines to turn over passenger records.