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Management nominee backs performance, accountability measures

Jeffrey Zients vows to take a collaborative approach to program assessments and increase the use of performance information in budget decisions.

Plug-in electric vehicles pose challenges for feds

High costs, infrastructure shortcomings and other difficulties are likely to hinder widespread use in the federal fleet, GAO says.

Panel agrees not to shift Geological Survey work to DHS office

Lawmakers want to curtail or stop the operations of the National Applications Office, a Homeland Security unit.

Panel finds contracting blunders hinder wartime operations

Government does not have enough capable acquisition officials monitoring contracts on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan, commission reports.

Anyone’s Game

Both parties have significant pickup opportunities in the 2010 races.

House panel extends E-Verify, spends less on earmarks

Appropriators provide Homeland Security about $42.6 billion in discretionary spending for next fiscal year, about 1 percent less than the administration's request.

House passes bill to change selection process for five IGs

Financial regulatory agency watchdogs would be subject to presidential appointment and Senate confirmation.

GSA nominee clears panel, awaits full Senate vote

Leaders of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee lavish praise on Martha Johnson.

Senator voices concern over proposed weapons program cuts

Key appropriator says lack of funding could hurt ability to deter enemies.

Obama seeks restoration of pay/go provision

President says the strategy contributed to Clinton era surpluses.