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Energy IG raises concern about stimulus spending oversight

Staffing shortages and a history of poor contract management at department portend problems in administering Recovery Act funds.

Witnesses call for new financial risk regulator

Treasury chief says entity would fill "a significant void" in the current system.

EEOC employee morale declines as workload grows

Agency officials say they will use a $15 million funding increase in the omnibus appropriations act to hire more employees.

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Legislation would require more training for federal managers

Bill also would establish new performance management criteria for supervisors.

From Nextgov.com: Officials criticize Defense's 'unreliable' health record system

The services' surgeon generals tell the Hill that the medical network frequently crashes and is causing a 'near mutiny' among doctors.

Lawmakers urge continued attention to Coast Guard acquisition reform

Bill would require the service to take precautions such as testing new assets for compliance with contractual and safety requirements.

Budget resolutions come into focus

Lawmakers from both parties expect Congress to pass a budget blueprint this year that reflects the goals set out in President Obama's fiscal 2010 outline.

Brownback promises battle on Iraq ambassador nominee

Kansas senator says Christopher Hill misled Congress in testimony last year when he was handling six-party talks on North Korean nuclear disarmament.

Postmaster General to face Congress over compensation

With deferred compensation and performance incentive pay, John Potter's package came to more than $850,000 in fiscal 2008.

General says budget will favor versatile missile defenses

Vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says financial pressures demand that the Defense Department buy systems adaptable to unexpected threats.