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Unprecedented Pentagon growth comes to halt

Defense request for fiscal 2012 comes in at $13 billion less than earlier spending projections.

Fiscal battles loom over DHS grants, disaster assistance

Homeland Security budget plan calls for $300 million less than fiscal 2011 request.

GSA budget focuses on selling property, green buildings and citizen IT

Staff disappointed over absent funds for design of new federal center in Missouri.

Budget requests, agency-by-agency

Check out our chart to see which agencies are up and which are down in the president’s fiscal 2012 proposal.

From Nextgov.com: Administration's 2012 budget plan relies on IT savings

By consolidating data centers, insourcing technology jobs and other measures, agencies could save $149 million.

House-Senate gulf on spending for the rest of 2011 grows

With the current stopgap measure set to expire on March 4, there is little time to reconcile differences.

Arizona sues feds over border ‘failure’

State complains Homeland Security has not installed cameras, sensors, fencing and other barriers to attain 'operational control' of the U.S.-Mexico line.

USPS employees expense $600,000 in excess travel costs

Watchdog discovers workers paid for private trips and adult entertainment with agency credit cards.

Energy budget holds major cuts

Proposal slashes spending for hydrogen and fossil fuel research programs and shutters parts of two national labs.

From Nextgov.com: Cybersecurity bill could be stalled by House-Senate differences

Issue of whether to tackle protections piecemeal or as a package are unresolved, along with question of where to centralize federal authority.