But researcher tells lawmakers only 3 percent of small firms use SBA's guaranteed loan program.
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Bill would extend cooling-off period for political appointees and procurement officials.
Medicare program drove reported reductions for 2005, but improvement may be mostly on paper, GAO official says.
Last year’s public-private competitions will save $3.1 billion over five to 10 years, OMB says.
Intelligence and law enforcement agencies topple the information barrier.
Merit Systems Protection Board says officials should make decisions about controlling costs and issuing ratings before designing systems.
Congressional staffer says agencies should take program goals set by Congress into account.
Deputy Director for Management Clay Johnson will stay at the "M" part of the enterprise, says outgoing OMB chief Joshua Bolten.
Boost could be the last before Congress passes an overhaul bill limiting increases.
Concerns have been raised over one successful bidder’s role in a 2002 bribery case.