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Conferees reach deal on Defense acquisition reform bill

Agreement creates positions within the Pentagon, including a director for developmental test and evaluation and a director for systems engineering.

Lawmakers concerned over gaps in future NASA budgets

The proposed fiscal 2010 budget would give agency a 5 percent boost over current funding, but projects no real increase through 2014.

Senator begins groundwork for sweeping immigration bill

Chairman of Judiciary subcommittee announces a series of hearings and says he is "cautiously optimistic" about getting legislation passed this year.

Army, Navy submit modest wish lists for fiscal 2010 funding

Army's list of so-called unfunded requirements totals $952 million and the Navy's, $395 million.

Air Force wants to retire aging jets early

Cost savings and 4,000 positions would be redirected to more urgent requirements.

Recovery Act coordinator sees signs of progress

G. Edward DeSeve points to significant outlays and obligations of federal funds, rapid job creation.

From Nextgov.com: Federal CIO plots path to transparency

Vivek Kundra says the power of technology can transform government.

Groups want transparency in the spotlight

OMB Watch has circulated a sign-on letter among transparency groups urging the administration to "open the open government directive process" to the public.

Air Force submits smaller wish list

The modest request indicates that the services are heeding Defense secretary's calls to end the military's backdoor lobbying of Congress to secure money for items not included in the budget.

Air Force wants accelerated production of strike fighters

Chief of staff says it is "imperative" that the service buy at least 80 F-35s a year -- and as many as 110 annually -- as soon as possible.