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Budget amendment directs agencies to trim wasteful spending

Senate version of the fiscal 2010 budget blueprint includes a provision requiring agencies to report to Congress on inefficient federal programs.

Loyal F-22 booster undeterred by weakened campaign

Sen. Saxby Chambliss continues fighting for 60 additional planes even though the aircraft's manufacturer and other supporters have backed down.

Dems likely to file cloture on HHS nomination

Some Republicans oppose Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as HHS secretary, in part, for her policy positions and her support of abortion rights.

GAO says states need federal help tracking stimulus dollars

The Office of Management and Budget will release guidance in early May that gives states more flexibility in covering oversight costs, vice president vows.

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First lady attends OPM ceremony, praises civil servants

New agency director John Berry says he'll make diversity a priority.

Getting to the bottom of passport processing flaws proves thorny

Union and management don’t see eye to eye on the failures that led to four employees approving fraudulent applications.

Key Senate appropriator weighs two tanker suppliers

Proposal to split the lucrative Air Force contract still is on the table, despite Defense secretary's opposition.

IGs seek more authority to combat contracting fraud

Wish list presented to new Senate procurement oversight subcommittee includes expanding powers granted under the Recovery Act.

FEMA Director nominee Craig Fugate

FEMA, ICE nominees pledge to focus on agency performance

Full Senate is expected soon to confirm Craig Fugate and John Morton for top Homeland Security posts.

GSA officials say they are off to a fast start on energy-efficiency projects

Analysts urge government to take the lead on green construction, despite recession.