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Bush administration weighing amendment to cover VA budget shortfall

Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson is expected to explain to lawmakers how the agency's budget forecasts came up short.

Panel's tally for proposed terminations totals 101 programs

Program cuts could save government $4.6 billion in fiscal 2006.

Health advocates urge federal officials to prepare for flu pandemic

The House Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing Thursday on the possibility of a deadly flu strain hitting the United States.

FBI launches regional data sharing system

Local, regional and FBI law enforcement officials will be able to share information.

Exercise regimen gets HHS employees moving

Pilot walking program seeks to make workers healthier.

Panel cites security gaps, creeping complacency

Former government officials outline obstacles to improving national security.

Adjutants general take aim at Air Force consolidation plan

Officials argue that removing transport and fighter planes from Air Guard bases and consolidating them would hurt recruiting and retention.

NASA chief says space shuttle launch target is firm

Despite safety concerns raised by a space advisory group, "we're ready to go" next month, NASA Administrator Michael Griffin told the House Science Committee Tuesday.

Acquisition councils beef up subcontracting oversight

New rule would require agencies to evaluate how well contractors manage their subcontracts.