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Outgoing OMB chief: Public has a point about government waste

In farewell speech, Peter Orszag highlights the administration’s efforts to improve efficiency.

Phony firm at historic landmark makes the cut for small biz program

Site of the Alamo is among the far-fetched addresses investigators were able sneak through a seven-month HUBZone certification process.

Arlington Cemetery problems may grow, senator warns

Head of a subcommittee investigating management issues at the cemetery says mislabeling of graves could be more extensive than previously reported.

Appropriators add funds for second F-35 engine

The White House has threatened to veto any defense bill that includes funding for the engine.

John Podesta heads the Center for American Progress, which helped conduct the survey.

Poll: Some feds are overpaid and underworked

Inefficient employees who still receive big paychecks are major source of government waste, Americans say.

White House to publish agency plans for cutting emissions

More than 50 agencies have submitted sustainability strategies in response to an October 2009 executive order.

Proposed conflict of interest rule is a lightning rod for criticism

Industry representatives argue the draft regulation is burdensome, inefficient and too broad in scope.

When $200,000 becomes $200 million: The limits of federal spending data

Information provided on the government’s official website is sometimes far off the mark.

Number Crunching

A look at the case made by top Democratic strategists that they'll keep their House majority.

Oversight of war zone subcontractors is lacking, panel finds

Defense audit agency identified millions in unsupported costs; prime contractors held accountable.