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Performance measures should fit agencies’ specific missions, panelists say.

The federal government struggles to evaluate and demonstrate its productivity to the public, according to management observers.

Democrats set fast schedule for Defense bill

Senate leaders want to clear floor for health care legislation and vote on Supreme Court nominee.

From Nextgov.com: Maryland firm wins contract to revamp Recovery.gov

The General Services Administration awarded Smartronix of Hollywood, Md., an $18 million deal to help government better track stimulus funds.

Military construction-VA spending bill sails through Senate panel

Measure includes $76.7 billion in discretionary spending, an amount that is $439.1 million above President Obama's request.

Lawmakers, watchdog question effects of stimulus

Government Accountability Office says funds have helped states stave off short-term fiscal woes, but critics doubt job creation claims.

Rolling the Dice

House vote on the climate bill hints at potential trouble in the Senate -- and for some Democrats in 2010.

Senate approves Legislative Branch bill, moves to Homeland Security

The $3.1 billion spending measure is the first fiscal 2010 appropriations bill the chamber has approved this year.

GAO: Costs of Coast Guard modernization to soar by $2 billion

Projected costs have jumped from $24.2 billion to $26.3 billion, and could increase further, analyst tells lawmakers.

Groups warn against reinventing the wheel on management reform

Administration should build on existing frameworks for evaluating the performance of programs, report says.


Pay and benefits legislation awaits lawmakers

Congress could vote on several measures before August recess that would affect federal pay raise, retirement and leave.