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GAO: Staggering cost overruns dwarf modest improvements in Defense acquisition

A shortage of government engineers and contract managers contributes to problems, says report.

Senator says Defense chief will reveal budget cuts ahead of Obama

Gates canceled plans to attend the NATO 60th anniversary summit in France so he could stay in Washington to wrap up work on the fiscal 2010 budget.

TARP oversight agencies ask Treasury, Fed for answers

Watchdogs want more authority to monitor and examine the finances of the bailout effort.

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Acquisition community faces strict stimulus reporting rules

Requirements increase the public disclosure responsibilities of procurement officials and contractors.

Budget bill stands in way of congressional recess

House and Senate will take up the fiscal 2010 budget blueprint this week.

Forward Observer: Missile Guidance

Former chairman of the Joint Chiefs believes spending so much on an unproved missile defense is a rush to failure given the recession and money needs of the military.

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FAA nominee draws praise for union and management experience

Former pilot Randy Babbitt served on the agency’s management advisory panel during the Bush administration.

Watchdog agency establishes stimulus fraud hot line

Government Accountability Office encourages people to send allegations of waste and abuse to FraudNet.

Census officials launch bid to win trust of immigrants

Leaders of the 2010 public relations effort stressed the need to demystify the census among hard-to-reach populations.

Panels' budget resolutions heading to floor

Senate Democrats spent the better part of two days fending off Republican attempts to trim spending before passing the plan.