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Obama signs defense acquisition overhaul measure

Legislation is aimed at stopping huge cost overruns and lengthy schedule delays.

House passes FAA reauthorization, Senate confirms new agency administrator

Industry groups and unions praise progress on aviation issues, but sound notes of caution.

Defense reform bill would clamp down on spiraling costs, schedules

President targets overspending on weapons technologies that are either too new or too old.

Army to create central acquisition organization

Headquarters systems engineers will improve program interoperability with eye on costs.

Senate confirms Interior deputy nominee

Resolution of dispute over oil and gas development near Utah's national parks allows full chamber to approve David Hayes by unanimous consent.

Pentagon may build two different presidential helicopters

One would be for routine trips and the other, for emergency situations.

Weapons acquisition reform bill heads to White House

Measure focuses heavily on tracking weapons more closely during their early development stages.

Obama stands by decision to close Guantanamo

President also defends stance on torture, saying interrogation methods such as waterboarding are not necessary to keep the country safe.

Small businesses struggling to win Recovery Act contracts

Federal agencies so far have awarded only 10 percent of stimulus contracts to small firms.

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White House launches open government initiative

Administration kicks off Data.gov and proposes new design for Regulations.gov in bid to make government more transparent. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.