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Draft climate change bill puts USDA in lead on emissions

Proposal would require the Agriculture secretary and EPA administrator to develop a carbon credit program within one year of enactment.

OMB contracting guidance expected to be released this week

Memo will cover acquisition workforce and outsourcing, among other procurement issues.

Administration replaces beleaguered director of Defense agency

April Stephenson, head of the Defense Contract Audit Agency, has been reassigned to the Pentagon comptroller’s office.

Stopgap measure might hitch a ride on Interior spending bill

Continuing resolution would keep the federal government running through Dec. 15.

Group asks administration to measure results of stimulus projects

Report argues for metrics to evaluate the Recovery Act’s effect in areas such as public safety and road repair.


NSPS repeal could lead to new performance management system, observers say

Defense authorization legislation calls on Pentagon and OPM to work together on developing an alternative personnel system.

GAO gives thumbs down to West Point outsourcing

Watchdog finds the process for awarding nearly 400 positions to a Georgia company was severely flawed and recommends canceling the decision.

Lawmakers eye new spending extension

A senior House Republican aide said the new resolution is likely to fund the government until Dec. 15.

House panel OKs consumer protection agency

Move is a victory for the Obama administration in its push to revamp the financial regulatory system and a defeat for the banking lobby.

Senators bemoan H1N1 vaccine shortages

Government will have about 30 million doses of vaccine by the end of October, which is about 10 million fewer than had been projected.