Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., says agency expeditures on attending events have grown by about 70 percent in five years.
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Inventory identifies $9 billion in unneeded buildings.
Agency created to bring Defense modernization programs under one roof unveils organizational structure and first budget request.
Agencies saved $7.8 billion in fiscal 2005 by reducing payment errors.
Department requests funding boost for Citizenship and Immigration Services in anticipation of new requirement.
Congress is still reluctant to let some programs go, even if they are unable to show results.
In break with previous proposals, president seeks same increase for military service members and civilian employees.
Fiscal 2007 request also includes increases for efforts to detect weapons of mass destruction.
Fiscal 2007 proposal promises continued focus on results and recommends significant cuts to 141 programs.
Overall science funding request is flat, but non-defense R&D nevertheless would be boosted 1.9 percent.