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One for the Books

The last Congress will enter the history books for the magnitude of both its political losses and its legislative victories.

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Incoming House Oversight chair pledges hard line on waste

Darrell Issa, R-Calif., rips bureaucracy in warning Obama administration of impending investigations.

Specter of government shutdown still looms

GOPers pledge to use debt ceiling vote as lever to force Democrats to agree to big cuts in spending.

From Nextgov.com: DISA poised to become Pentagon’s top cloud computing supplier

Technology officer says agency can offer secure and backed-up cloud services globally.

Defense scales back organizational conflict-of-interest rule

Final regulation is limited to major weapons systems and removes mitigation as preferred remedy.

Recess appointment shakes up GPO leadership

Obama selects union senior vice president as public printer.

Lawmakers eschew earmarks, but still lobby agencies to fund pet projects

‘Lettermarking,’ ‘phonemarking’ among methods used to try to steer federal dollars to states.

IRS said to commit inaccuracies in processing nonresident tax returns

Lack of controls could cost government millions because funds outside U.S. are hard to recoup, audit finds.

2010: The Year in Quotes

A selection of some of the best quotations from our daily "Quote/Unquote" feature.

Obama ends popular internship program, creates new pathways to federal service

Federal Career Intern Program has been used to hire thousands of employees but has drawn criticism that it circumvents merit system.

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