White House opposes $21 billion increase in domestic spending the budget allots, has threatened to veto bills exceeding $933 billion request.
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Labor unions argue that one judge's strong dissent may merit a full court review of the decision upholding the Defense Department's new personnel system.
Appropriators vote to provide about $700 million for the Coast Guard's fleet upgrade program, about $450 million less than current levels.
Organization says it was told some Education employees use private e-mail accounts for official business; department says that's not the case.
Inquiry will judge adequacy of Interior-proposed accounting plan.
Defense agency is once again facing a budget shortfall; last year it had to suspend processing of clearance applications.
Firm was ill-equipped to carry out the work, and the department did not foster enough competition, investigators find.
Bill also would restore collective bargaining and appeal rights to new Defense personnel system, impose new outsourcing restrictions.
Despite improved program management, costs still could rise for new national security cutters and unmanned aerial vehicles, IG says.
Provision in Defense authorization bill would curb use of "lead systems integrators."