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Bush plan aims to return to budget surplus by 2012

Democrats are skeptical, saying proposal relies on misguided policies including tax cut extensions and cuts in domestic programs.

President proposes cuts to 141 programs

Nonsecurity spending would go up 1 percent in fiscal 2008.

More money, end of fee diversion sought for patent agency

In fiscal 2008, the agency anticipates hiring an additional 1,200 patent examiners and plans to continue expanding telework efforts.

Unfinished spending measure complicates release of fiscal 2008 budget

OMB official discusses complexities, says confrontations over the new budget may be more public with Democrats in control of Congress.

Freshman Missouri senator sets out to tackle government waste

Sen. Claire McCaskill, a former state auditor, says her office will pay close attention to Government Accountability Office reports.

Spending bill highlights appropriators’ IT priorities

A few key IT projects receive line items in bill to keep agencies running through the rest of the fiscal year.

Senators criticize HHS over security of health data

Panel focuses on health IT privacy matters related to the Office of Personnel Management's benefits program for federal employees.

Split GOP helps House pass long-term spending measure

Bill now moves to the Senate, where Democrats have a tougher task in obtaining the necessary 60 votes to cut off debate and pass it.

Report: IRS protected taxpayer data during flood

Auditors also find that several computer servers were removed from the agency’s headquarters before an asset-tracking system was put in place.

Lawmakers unveil bills to improve language proficiency

Measures would encourage the government to develop a strategy on promoting fluency in foreign languages.