High costs, infrastructure shortcomings and other difficulties are likely to hinder widespread use in the federal fleet, GAO says.
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Lawmakers want to curtail or stop the operations of the National Applications Office, a Homeland Security unit.
Government does not have enough capable acquisition officials monitoring contracts on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan, commission reports.
Both parties have significant pickup opportunities in the 2010 races.
Appropriators provide Homeland Security about $42.6 billion in discretionary spending for next fiscal year, about 1 percent less than the administration's request.
Financial regulatory agency watchdogs would be subject to presidential appointment and Senate confirmation.
Leaders of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee lavish praise on Martha Johnson.
Key appropriator says lack of funding could hurt ability to deter enemies.
President says the strategy contributed to Clinton era surpluses.
Transparency groups say a standard data format is needed so outside groups can analyze where recovery funds are spent and if they are saving or creating jobs.