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From Nextgov.com: Bill would toughen security requirements over current law

A new White House cyberspace director would measure how well agencies patch systems for known viruses, malware and other security vulnerabilities .

Obama requests $1.5 billion for swine flu in supplemental

President says he wants money "out of an abundance of caution."

USDA official says People's Garden will promote organic standards

But Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan emphasized that gardening methods will not be dictated by headquarters.

Submit your ideas for cutting government costs

President Obama wants you to -- and we're providing a forum. Even if you don't have an idea, you can vote on those that others have submitted.

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Outgoing Defense acquisition chief warns against excessive regulation

John Young says we’re headed toward a “tax code-like” set of contracting rules.

Black farmers want quicker USDA action on claims

Group is planning a protest Tuesday, despite a lengthy civil rights memorandum from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.

Groups challenges selection of biodefense site

Homeland Security officials, along with Kansas senators, are adamantly defending the decision to build multimillion facility in Manhattan, Kan.

Interior seeks to rescind controversial mining rule

Bush administration’s mountaintop coal mining provision is ‘legally defective,’ Salazar says.

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Obama asks rank and file feds for cost-cutting tips

Managers aren’t the only workers with good ideas, president says.

Congress to tackle Defense procurement reform next week

Proposed legislation would establish regulations and oversight mechanisms to rein in ballooning acquisition costs.