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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Vetting vexes State Department

High-level nominees face burdensome security clearance process. And at the lower levels, it's even worse.

Group finds earmarks drop in fiscal 2010 appropriations

Total amount of earmark funding for the nine bills fell from $2.87 billion to $1.99 billion.

Former top Labor official charged in Abramoff investigation

Horace Cooper, former chief of staff for the Employment Standards Administration, faces a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison.

From Nextgov.com: OMB requires agencies to submit FISMA reports via online tool

Security specialists doubt the new rule will do much to improve computer network protection.

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Small businesses win smaller share of federal contracts in fiscal 2008

While small businesses earned more than ever in federal prime contracts, their piece of the procurement pie shrank slightly from fiscal 2007.

HHS announces plans for research on specific medical conditions

Recovery Act investment stirs concerns about health care rationing among opponents of congressional reform proposals.

Hill balks at most Obama budget cuts

Only four of president's proposals to slash nonmilitary spending have been approved.

Yucca Mountain funding nears its demise

The Energy Department is slated to keep the project open on paper for a year while developing an alternative plan for storing nuclear waste.

From Nextgov.com: Obama’s e-health agenda receives cash infusion

Administration officials this past week have publicly tied the benefits of health IT to the president’s larger, more controversial health care reform effort.

New FDA facility will oversee tobacco regulation

The Center for Tobacco Products will be staffed by several hundred current agency employees and new hires.