Contractors are performing work that should be done by government employees, auditors find.
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Private sector Web site finds that federal, state and local governments so far have paid $21 billion to contractors.
Lawmakers decry 'proliferation' of deputy undersecretaries, say positions should be redesignated with other titles.
Bill typically receives bipartisan support, but this time around Republicans had procedural complaints.
Committee restricts more than $1 billion in system development funds until CIO Roger Baker completes his review of programs.
The federal government struggles to evaluate and demonstrate its productivity to the public, according to management observers.
Senate leaders want to clear floor for health care legislation and vote on Supreme Court nominee.
The General Services Administration awarded Smartronix of Hollywood, Md., an $18 million deal to help government better track stimulus funds.
Measure includes $76.7 billion in discretionary spending, an amount that is $439.1 million above President Obama's request.
Government Accountability Office says funds have helped states stave off short-term fiscal woes, but critics doubt job creation claims.