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Procurement spending up $175 billion since 2000

Democratic lawmakers’ report highlights 118 “problem contracts” collectively worth $745.5 billion.

Federal agencies still recovering from flooding

Several Washington area buildings remain closed as cleanup continues.

Report: War-related costs will exceed $500 billion next year

Monthly "burn rate" in Iraq and Afghanistan is expected to average $9.7 billion in fiscal 2006, an 18 percent jump from last year.

VA to issue new directive on employees’ responsibility for data

Class action lawsuit results in order blocking another security directive, including requirement to review agency laptops.

Bush urges Senate to give him line-item veto

Administration frames issue as a bipartisan imperative, highlighting Democratic support.

Senate subcommittee approves Interior-EPA spending bill

The $26.1 billion approved for fiscal 2007 exceeds President Bush’s request and the amount allotted by the House last month.

Senate excludes intelligence employees from whistleblower bill

Move prompts call for independent agency to handle intelligence-related disclosures.

FEMA bulks up on supplies, systems for tracking them

Despite improvements, strategy emphasizing federal decision-making may continue to hinder disaster response, skeptics say.

GAO, Navy add to growing list of federal data breaches

Rash of breaches prompts OMB to release new checklist of information security safeguards.

Flooding closes several Washington-area agencies

Thousands of federal employees told to go, or stay, home Monday as downpours hit the capital region.