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Obama prohibits feds from texting while driving

Executive order bans text messaging while operating government-owned vehicles.

Senators clash over C-17 funding

Administration argues the military does not need more of the cargo planes, but the program employs 30,000 people in 43 states, making cuts politically difficult.

VA to continue work on energy efficiency

Health care facilities prove especially challenging for reducing energy consumption.

From Nextgov.com: Homeland Security kicks off final strategy dialogue

Comments and suggestions submitted through a Web portal will be incorporated into a report due to Congress by the end of the year.

The Lost Middle Ground

Bipartisanship is now studied as a relic of a bygone era.

Senate has full plate with Defense and stopgap spending bills

Continuing resolution would fund most agencies at fiscal 2009 levels, but would include a boost for veterans health and the 2010 census.

Watchdog attorney is likely choice to run procurement policy shop

Daniel Gordon, deputy general counsel at GAO, reportedly will be nominated as government’s top acquisition official.

Treasury pushes for resolution authority

Obama administration ramps up effort to pass legislation to revamp the nation's financial regulatory system.

Senator urges caution in consolidating contracting databases

Procurement officials must be sure to consider the end user of the streamlined database and build in adequate oversight, panel chairwoman says.

From Nextgov.com: Obama administration unveils Recovery.gov makeover

Redesigned stimulus-tracking site has pictorial representations of spending data, advanced search functions and multimedia tutorials, but no data sets yet.