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Transportation chief thinks stimulus spending has been up to speed

Ray LaHood says his department has been approving stimulus money twice as fast as normal programs.

Senate approves war supplemental, conferees appointed

Action on the bill comes after the Senate Thursday voted 94-1 to cut off debate on the supplemental.

Obama signs defense acquisition overhaul measure

Legislation is aimed at stopping huge cost overruns and lengthy schedule delays.

House passes FAA reauthorization, Senate confirms new agency administrator

Industry groups and unions praise progress on aviation issues, but sound notes of caution.

Defense reform bill would clamp down on spiraling costs, schedules

President targets overspending on weapons technologies that are either too new or too old.

Army to create central acquisition organization

Headquarters systems engineers will improve program interoperability with eye on costs.

Senate confirms Interior deputy nominee

Resolution of dispute over oil and gas development near Utah's national parks allows full chamber to approve David Hayes by unanimous consent.

Pentagon may build two different presidential helicopters

One would be for routine trips and the other, for emergency situations.

Weapons acquisition reform bill heads to White House

Measure focuses heavily on tracking weapons more closely during their early development stages.

Obama stands by decision to close Guantanamo

President also defends stance on torture, saying interrogation methods such as waterboarding are not necessary to keep the country safe.