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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.

From Nextgov.com: IG reports detail abuses in hiring, travel, bonuses at VA technology office

Allegations revolve around “inappropriate personal relationship” between former CIO and another agency official.

Senators seek funds for 12 more C-17s

President Obama does not want to buy more C-17 planes and says the military has an adequate supply.

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Battle brewing over command authority

Pentagon and nation's governors are at odds over control of federal military forces and role of National Guard during domestic crises.

Administration says it is committed to posting contracts online

Then-Sen. Obama sponsored legislation in 2008 to populate USASpending.gov with copies of government contracts.

Stimulus reporting registration off to a smooth start

About 3,000 recipients of Recovery Act money have enrolled at FederalReporting.gov so they will be prepared to submit spending information in October.

Timing of Senate food safety bill is uncertain

Legislation would expand FDA's access to firms' records on compliance and issue performance standards on food safety.

Cabinet secretaries issue swine flu guidelines

Employers should prepare for short staffing this fall, and encourage employees with flu-like symptoms to stay home, officials say.