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Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue

Lawmakers eye claims backlog at SSA

A congressional hearing on Tuesday will focus on the agency’s unprecedented logjam of disability benefits claims.

From Nextgov.com: Number of infected Web sites sharply increases in 2008

Agencies should protect their Web sites from infection and take measures to keep employees from being tricked into visiting sites that contain malware.

Former OMB management chief named to head Recovery Act implementation

G. Edward DeSeve will direct interagency efforts as special adviser to President Obama and assistant to Vice President Biden.

Homeland Security chief defines 'trigger point' for border response

Napolitano says United States will send personnel if Mexican drug cartels target American officials or if violence in U.S. border towns grows.

Holder shifts rules on Freedom of Information Act requests

New policies are aimed at ushering in "a new era of open government."

Obama releases guidance on acceptable stimulus spending

President says spending must be “based on the merits” and emphasizes need for transparency in lobbying activities.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., is chairwoman of the panel.

Senator solicits advice for new contracting panel

Request for ideas on issues worth examining draws hundreds of responses.

Congressional analysts project deeper deficits than Obama

CBO estimates that the fiscal 2010 deficit will be $1.37 trillion.

TSA lacks technology to meet air cargo screening goal

Aircraft coming into the United States from abroad will pose a particular challenge.

Locke says Census director will report directly to him

Commerce secretary-designate vows that the Census Bureau will use an actual head count for apportionment of federal resources.