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Democrats seek to expand GOP earmark overhaul

Proposed change to pending transparency rule would prevent members from personally benefiting from an earmark.

GSA launches wireless services initiative

Contract vehicle would offer agencies help in managing wireless plans.

Lawmakers weighing controversial Army Corps reforms

House-Senate negotiators will consider new peer review procedures and ways of prioritizing projects.

Postal overhaul languishing despite compromise offer

White House opposes language that would allow the Postal Service to use escrow account money to cover operational costs.

Panel questions administration on Medicare data errors

Official says problems will be resolved by next month; solution more urgent because of upcoming open enrollment period.

Nuclear agency goes on hiring spree

NRC adds about 1,300 employees to keep up with increased energy demands.

DHS: No plans to use cruise ships as detention centers

Safety, cost, legal and logistical issues would have to be addressed if the agency decided to do so.

Measure to block Walter Reed outsourcing fails in Senate

Sponsor will push conferees to keep House-passed language.

Senate passes bill creating federal spending database

Government oversight organizations say an easy-to-search Web site would improve quality of data on contracts and grants.

GSA restarts work on contract for ID card services

A series of bid protests had stalled BearingPoint's agreement to provide end-to-end services.