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White House makes case for authority to perform spending surgery

Lawmakers raise concerns about bill that would provide the president with expedited budget rescission authority.

House Democrats looking to expedite work on supplemental

Sending the bill to the floor without a markup is a likely scenario for speeding along the war funding.

Air Force calls up plan to save millions

Service will heed the advice of an employee and change its cell phone strategy.

OMB makes pitch to senior executives on performance management

Key agency official urges top career leaders to focus on goals, data-driven improvement efforts.

Agencies must justify non-competitive contracts

Final rule mandates that officials post documents explaining lack of competition.

Gates: Defense needs supplemental by July 4

Pentagon chief says military would have to begin curtailing defense operations if Congress does not pass bill by deadline.

From Nextgov.com: VA faces flood of new claims and charges of a ‘hostile’ work environment

Tests of new work processes show ways the department can manage a double-digit increase in claims it expects to receive in the next two years.

Obama ties oil spill to need for sweeping reforms

In speech, president urges action on energy and climate change bill.

Democrats' Wild Ride

House Democrats are in a much more vulnerable position than their Senate counterparts.

Protecting environment gets public support as priority

Fifty-six percent of survey respondents say the environment is more important than keeping energy prices low.