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Obama seeks increase in Defense spending

Administration requests $548.9 billion for the department's base budget -- a 3.4 percent boost over fiscal 2010 enacted levels -- and $159.3 billion to pay for the wars.

Stimulus funded nearly 600,000 jobs in late 2009, recipients report

Grants accounted for most of the spending and employment opportunities, but contracts also played a part, according to the latest statistics.

Administration outlines performance management strategy

Budget includes agency-identified, high-priority performance goals for the first time.

Interior plan reduces travel, IT spending

Department proposal calls for significant budget cuts, but would boost investment in renewable energy, climate change initiatives.

From Nextgov.com: Obama budget proposal counts on IT to save millions

Enterprise software licenses, turning off computers at night and eliminating paper check stubs among ways to try to make a dent in a record $1.6 trillion deficit.

Defense review urges 'more and better' capabilities

Quadrennial assessment stresses need for more long-range strike aircraft and new technology, addresses military's relationship with the U.S. industrial base.

Obama plans cuts in 120 programs

Move comes after the president in his State of the Union address proposed freezing nonsecurity discretionary spending for three years.

Contractors assist in Haiti earthquake relief

Federal agencies have spent more than $7.5 million on contracts for medical supplies, shipping vessels and rescue equipment.

Senate leader attempts to break stalemate on GSA nominee

Reid files cloture on Martha Johnson and another Obama pick whose nomination was in limbo due to a hold.

Feds face steep challenges meeting new pollution targets

Agencies must submit detailed plans by June, describing how they will comply with greenhouse gas emissions standards.