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USDA restructures management offices

None of the 2,800 employees affected will face layoffs, but some could be offered incentives to leave.

Jobs Nightmare

The prospect of the jobless rate hovering around 10 percent leading up to the 2010 midterm election should keep Democrats up at night.

Army makes progress on plan for next combat vehicle

The service is seeking industry input on what is technologically feasible and affordable before it puts out a request for proposals.

Capt. Courtney Lee administers a flu shot to Staff Sgt. Alecia Dunmire.

Defense has vested interest in tracking flu

Military commanders in Iraq and Afghanistan brace for a new enemy: the H1N1 virus.

Critics take aim at pending spending bills

Senate poised to approve Homeland Security appropriations measure, which would provide $42.8 billion in discretionary funds, and excludes two E-Verify provisions.

House majority leader 'frustrated' by slow pace in Senate

The House has passed all 12 fiscal 2010 spending bills, but few of them have moved through the Senate.

Half of stimulus contract spending falls into risky categories

Within the next week, Recovery.gov will list detailed summaries of noncompetitive, nonfixed price contracts.

Deputy secretary asserts control over Agriculture budget

Kathleen Merrigan is planning to continue running the USDA budget, despite an organizational revamp.

Senate aide says cybersecurity bill is moving

Legislation to help government and private sector better prepare for and respond to high-tech attacks has real shot at Senate passage this year, according to top staffer.

Afghanistan is Obama's war now

Facing a host of bad options, Barack Obama is poised to take ownership of a war that will inevitably shadow his presidency.