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Budget slates education, health programs for hefty cutbacks

Housing programs also hard-hit on list of 141 initiatives recommended for elimination or sharp reductions.

NOAA request seeks increased funds for Bush ocean plan

Administration's request of $3.8 billion is 3.7 percent more than what the president requested for the agency in fiscal 2007.

GSA takes lead in effort to develop IT performance standards

Contractor will help agency create metrics for desktop management, data collection and data networks.

Lawmakers criticize handling of DHS contracts

Members of House panel explore ballooning costs of Coast Guard modernization project and oversight issues with border initiative.

Senate judiciary panel revises rule for U.S. attorneys

Plan restricts the authority of the U.S. attorney general from filling prosecutor vacancies for an unlimited time without Senate confirmation.

Guarding Turf

As Defense secretary, will Robert Gates put the CIA back on track?

Federal Protective Service may cut hundreds of jobs

Positions, including immigration enforcement agent slots, could open up elsewhere within Homeland Security Department.

Tight budget pinches several agencies' IT spending requests

Several agencies received hefty proposed increases in President Bush's budget, but many aren’t slated for gains.

New IT spending aimed partly at cybersecurity

OMB plans to track agencies' progress with the color-coded scorecards that have become a trademark of the President's Management Agenda.

DHS agency to scour jails for illegal immigrants

Fiscal 2008 budget would grant immigration, customs agencies funding for staffing increases.