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Senate clears executive nominees

Chamber confirms 64 executive nominees by unanimous consent after reaching a deal over National Labor Relations Board appointees.

Top financial officials have a full plate

CFOs are on the hook for $100 billion in erroneous payments in 2009 and a host of other problems.

White House to unveil revised ID management plan Friday

White House to unveil revised ID management plan Friday Strategy will build on past efforts, including the Bush administration’s attempt to establish universal credentials for accessing federal buildings and computers.

Tough choices confront defense budget cutters

The Pentagon is looking for $100 billion in savings over five years, but it might not be as easy to find fat as it appears, analysts say.

Defense policy bill could affect insourcing efforts

Provisions would prohibit quotas and require agencies to give “special consideration” to bringing several categories of contract work back in house.

Vice President Biden and OMB chief Orszag announced the initiative.

Obama directs government to withhold pay from delinquent contractors

The new Do Not Pay list alerts agencies to the status of recipients of federal funds.

From Nextgov.com: Data.gov’s next big thing: Mashing up federal stats with maps

With new tools, anyone will be able to diagram official statistics from across the federal government to discover interesting correlations or suspicious trends .

Guard work defies easy labels

Witnesses tell wartime contracting panel a nuanced approach is needed to identify which security jobs should be off-limits to contractors.

IG launches new probes of domestic surveillance

Justice office will review records of use of national security letters, which are demands for information without a court order.

Key Dems criticize HHS reshuffling of public health fund

Under plan money would be used to increase the physician workforce instead of disease prevention.