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Harvard professor picked to build consumer bureau

Elizabeth Warren will serve as an assistant to the president and special adviser to Treasury secretary.

Pentagon watchdog defends office’s work

Some of the recommendations in a highly critical Senate report are off-base, Defense IG says.

Navy moves to protect jobs at Louisiana shipyard

Service wants to accelerate procurement schedule at endangered Avondale facility that employs thousands of workers.

Pentagon official seeks support for contracting initiatives

Possible consequences of not acting include broken or canceled programs and market uncertainty, acquisition executive says.

Committees could see fundamental shakeup after election

Makeup of the Budget and Appropriations panels likely will be significantly different after Nov. 2.

OMB nominee vows exhaustive review of agencies

In afternoon confirmation hearing, Jack Lew says review will be one of his first actions if confirmed as budget chief.

Senator: Consumer agency needs permanent director

Democrat dismisses significance of White House plan to appoint Elizabeth Warren as an unconfirmed special adviser to new consumer financial protection bureau.

Hiring reform deadline creates some headaches for agencies

Despite reports of progress, plans include plenty of challenges to tackle before Nov. 1.

From Nextgov: How a lawn mowing contract is changing Defense acquisition

One way the Pentagon will meet Secretary Gates' goal to cut $100 billion in spending will be to replicate the Naval Sea Systems Command’s standard solicitations for services, which increase competition and save money.

Devil is in the details regarding Defense spending guidance

Industry and Congress support the Pentagon’s efficiency initiative goals, but await more information on implementation.

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