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Appropriator wants to use war supplemental to pay for new tanker fleet

Congress already has approved $66 billion in emergency spending this year.

Agencies to direct stimulus funds to veteran-owned small businesses

Lawmakers and advocates remain concerned that contracts will be bundled to benefit large firms.

From Nextgov.com: New federal CIO lays out ambitious technology agenda

Vivek Kundra says government must take advantage of consumer technologies .

Senate OKs bill funding agencies until October

Passage of $410 billion omnibus bill prevents Congress from having to approve another continuing resolution.

Border agency draws fire for weapons traffic to Mexico

Mexican government says 90 percent of weapons seized from drug cartels come illegally from the United States.

Obama calls for earmark overhaul but will sign omnibus

President says bill is "necessary for the ongoing functions of government."

From Nextgov.com: OMB directs agencies to review grants management systems immediately

The government’s central Web portal for processing grants is not equipped to handle influx of stimulus-related applications , says budget director.

Panel chairman says rival firms should share tanker pact

Critics argue that fielding two types of tankers would cost more because each would have its own training and maintenance requirements.

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Stimulus creates major challenges for agency money managers

Oversight of Recovery Act spending adds to a workload that already is overwhelming.

Interior makes renewable energy production a top priority

New task force will promote large-scale energy development and transmission on public land.