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McCaskill seeks budget chairman's support on pay/go

Senate bill does not contain exemptions for tax and Medicare-related measures included in House-approved version.

Several major nominees in limbo

Army secretary, GSA head and OMB regulatory official remain unconfirmed.

Air Force Secretary Michael Donley

Air Force creates new command for nuclear mission

Global Strike Command will have 23,000 airmen focused on strategic, operational and technical nuclear issues.

Air Force urged to consider Navy F-18s

Officials want the Air Force to weigh all possibilities for dealing with the Air National Guard’s aging fleet of fighter jets.

Panel approves nominee for PTO chief

If confirmed, David Kappos must deal with the agency's growing backlog of patent applications and economic woes.

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More problems reported with Defense Contract Audit Agency

Draft GAO report finds issues with 37 audits conducted between 2004 and 2006, according to internal memos.

Senate approves Agriculture measure, appoints conferees

Amendments adds $350 million to spending bill to increase dairy support prices.

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Energy weighs freeing feds from competitive sourcing agreements

Internal memo offers staffers the option of canceling letters of obligation, with proper justification.

From Nextgov.com: OMB asks agencies to focus on science and technology in 2011 budgets

New guidance seen as a way to support the White House policy to increase funding in research and reverse the Bush administration's cuts in spending on science.

Parties nearing deal to move agency nominations

OMB deputy director, GSA chief nominees could be confirmed soon.