Defense chief says Pentagon needs annual budgets that allow the military to battle a range of threats.
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The records of physician claims paid by Medicare are not available to the public, but that could change under an administration pushing for greater transparency .
Value of projects awarded under the risky arrangement has nearly doubled in the past eight years.
James Glassman urges his replacement to get out and talk to key players at other agencies.
The Pentagon bureaucracy has marginalized the needs of troops and their families, Defense secretary tells future leaders.
One company already has built a Web site it claims tracks all federal, state and local stimulus spending.
Supplemental defense spending request and conference version of the fiscal 2010 budget resolution also are on the agenda.
Newspaper report says agency went overboard collecting private e-mails and phone calls.
Requirement comes in response to the botched prosecution of former Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska.
Dems will push for conference committee approval of budget resolution followed by consideration of $83.4 billion defense supplemental.