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Military forms special units trained to respond to possible WMD attacks

Creation of such a defense capability was recommended by the 9-11 Commission.

December 17, 2008 Leave a comment

Senate’s new small business leader says SBA deserves Cabinet status

Incoming chairwoman asks Obama to re-empower the agency so it can serve as a stronger advocate for small firms.

December 17, 2008 Leave a comment

From Nextgov.com: SSA becomes first to log on to national health network

Decision to use nationwide network to support processing disability claims is viewed as a boon to government push for more use of e-health records.

December 17, 2008 Leave a comment

Center of Power

Senate Democrats won’t be able to overcome filibusters without the help of their middle-of-the-road colleagues.

December 16, 2008 Leave a comment

Obama’s pick for Education secretary garners widespread praise

Arne Duncan is admired for his willingness to undertake tough reforms and for his ability to work with teachers unions.

December 16, 2008 Leave a comment

From Nexgov.com: AT&T to offer secure Internet connections under federal telecom contract

GSA announced AT&T has been awarded the first such contract via the Networx Universal telecommunications program.

December 16, 2008 Leave a comment

Jury deliberates in Safavian case

Trial ends without attorneys for former top Bush administration procurement official calling any witnesses to the stand.

December 16, 2008 Leave a comment

Obama's HUD nominee draws praise from all sides

Advocacy groups, legislators welcome Shaun Donovan.

December 15, 2008 Leave a comment

Holder hearing, bailout might spoil bipartisan start in '09

Aides expect the Senate to expedite stimulus package, most Cabinet nominations and legislation to reauthorize the State Children's Health Insurance Program.

December 15, 2008 Leave a comment

Budget analyst: Recent funding approach masks true costs of war

Use of supplemental budget requests makes congressional oversight more difficult, report says.

December 15, 2008 Leave a comment