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Army advised to improve strategy for transfer of logistics work

Inspector general finds out-of-date planning documents and inconsistent performance work statements.

Groups hail nomination of IP coordinator

Victoria Espinel, who is expected to easily win confirmation, previously served as assistant trade representative for intellectual property.

Lawmaker battles distrust of census

House Republican's efforts aim in part to fight an undercurrent of suspicions about the government's collection of personal data.

Senate approves Interior spending bill

Czar amendment is defeated, along with four other Republican proposals.

House lawmakers discourage extension of bank bailout

In letter to Treasury chief, members pan program for poor oversight and use of funds outside their original purpose.

GAO: Defense contractors are complying with ethics rules

Survey finds largest firms have a range of ethics programs as required by the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

White House objects to extra C-17 planes

Administration statement stops short of a veto threat against the Defense spending bill.

House passes stopgap bill, deal reached

The package is expected to be considered by the Senate on Tuesday, one day before the fiscal year ends.

Controversy over policy czars is misplaced, scholars say

Lawmakers are trying to curb White House officials’ influence, but that’s assuming they actually have some.

Head of House seapower panel endorses Navy LCS plan

Rep. Gene Taylor, D-Miss., wants a final authorization bill to include a "block buy" for the next 10 littoral ships.