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Consumer complaint website will test wisdom of crowds

Agency approval of a March 2011 launch of online tool for reports on harmful products promises unprecedented information, risk of defamation.

Commission sets stage for 2011 budget debate

Panel co-chairmen expect House spending blueprint to include many of their recommendations.

WikiLeaks did 'significant damage' to diplomacy, State official says

State's assessment of disclosure of classified cables differs starkly from comments made by Defense secretary.

Gates warns against gambling on 'don't ask' repeal

Delaying a vote until after the lame duck session could mean the courts decide the issue, Defense secretary says.

Texan expresses confidence he'll win Armed Services contest

The prospect of Silvestre Reyes becoming the top Democrat on military committee has created a complicated race for the ranking member position on Intelligence, the panel he currently chairs.

Republican Susan Collins of Maine co-sponsored the bill.

New law would require better training in building energy management

Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act now moves to president’s desk for signature.

Postal Service embraces reform legislation

Federal officials support measures increasing agency’s flexibility, but union leaders fight Saturday delivery proposal.

From Nextgov.com: White House set to complete security standards for cloud computing services in 2011

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says administration will wrap up talks with industry in January, and finalize guidance for government within six months.

Deficit commission's final plan released

Strategy is more detailed than a draft the panel's chairmen floated in early November, but contains few fundamental changes.

Fiscal panel reinforces pay freeze, changes to federal benefits

Final deficit commission report proposes reform of FEHBP and government retirement systems.

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