Administration offers no details on increasing the number of federal civilians in Iraq, commits to adding military-civilian reconstruction teams.
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Regulation contains few changes from draft version, despite concerns awards will be swayed by favoritism.
Goal is to come up with solutions to problems such as the cost of providing benefits to retiring baby boomers.
Defense's financial management problems defy easy fixes.
Tom Coburn, R-Okla., says moratorium in fiscal 2007 spending bills leaves room for "backdoor" earmarks.
Julie Myers may have trouble navigating the confirmation process in a Democrat-controlled Senate.
Lawmakers urged to exempt the IRS from budget caps applied to other agencies.
Thad Cochran, R-Miss., reclaims the top Republican slot on the Homeland Security Subcommittee he gave up two years ago.
Effort will attempt to identify mistakes such as payments on noncompliant contracts or nonoperating circuits, and double billing.
Advocates for contractors say rule change is ill-advised and unlikely to be applied immediately.