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Panel OKs Commerce, Justice and Science bill, takes no stand on moon missions

Legislation would provide the $19 billion that Obama requested for NASA, but would withhold funding on the manned space program.

Interior fines BP for filing false onshore drilling reports

Officials say company willfully filed erroneous reports related to operations on tribal lands in southern Colorado.

Appropriations panel chairman releases $75B supplemental draft

Supplemental package would provide $45.5 billion in discretionary funding, with $37.12 billion slated for the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Petraeus wins unanimous Senate vote

General was tapped by Obama last week after the resignation of the Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal.

Defense aims to use interagency contracts judiciously

Top Pentagon procurement policy official says GSA must provide data to show its Multiple Award Schedule deals are valuable.

Agencies must develop business case for interagency contracts

OFPP will issue guidance later this summer requiring them to prove new vehicles make sense.

Pentagon continues to grapple with language shortfalls

Defense lacks a clear understanding of its gaps in language and regional expertise, GAO says.

Temporary federal employment raises concern among lawmakers, unions

Seasonal workers don’t receive the same benefits as their permanent counterparts, witnesses say.

Driving Into the Ditch

Fewer and fewer lawmakers remain in the middle of the road, where consensus and compromise form.

Pentagon cost-cutting efforts touch on procurement

Defense officials are aiming for 2-3 percent savings annually through more efficient purchasing.