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Observers debate role, authority of intelligence chief

Whatever Dennis Blair's personal problems as director of national intelligence, the role is inherently awkward.

President pushes for new authority to nix unnecessary spending

White House proposes legislation to grant Obama power to rescind certain funding in spending bills.

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Study raises questions about military’s brain injury assessment tool

At issue is determining which instrument works best for evaluating mild injuries that can lead to serious impairment down the road.

Young adults might have to wait for health care coverage

Observers say many employers will not be prepared to offer insurance to dependents up to age 26 before 2011.

From Nextgov.com: Product safety commission to use crowd sourcing

A new website will allow researchers to download data sets about incidents involving hazardous products, with the aim of identifying patterns so that warnings can be issued more quickly.

Security-related spending bills are likely to take priority

House majority leader says plan is to pass some appropriations measures before the midterm elections.

TSA viewed as 'profiling' in new screening program

Lawmaker calls on Homeland Security to suspend program using behavioral detection techniques at U.S. airports.

Sen. Patrick Leahy does not object to the telework bill in general.

Judiciary chairman holds up Senate telework bill

Jurisdictional debate on a patent provision halts legislation’s progress.

Alaska senator urges restraint on spill reaction

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski hopes exploratory drilling qill still begin this summer off the coast of her home state.

Tech firm’s use of 8(a) status questioned

Small Business Administration IG finds goods and services for owner’s other companies were billed to Alaska native firm.