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OMB will release top government performance goals in February

President’s fiscal 2011 budget proposal will contain management objectives for agencies.

GAO: Costs to implement BRAC have risen significantly

Auditors estimate the long-term savings will be about 70 percent lower than projected in 2005.

Public holds the military in high regard.

Poll: Americans have lackluster view of government

Gallup finds mixed public perception of agencies’ performance, while military earns top marks.

Armed Services panel delays briefing on Fort Hood incident

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee plans to hold a Thursday hearing on the shootings.

Maryland lawmaker tries to ease federal employees’ fears about health care

Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen says reform would not adversely affect FEHBP enrollees.

From Nextgov.com: Senators voice concern about SSA's ability to keep up with more retirees

Social Security inspector general reports the agency's systems will no longer be able to manage the rising workload by 2012, three years before a new data center is completed.

Gates: Vehicles blaze new procurement trail

Mine-resistant, all-terrain vehicles mark a significant departure from the slow development cycles typical of most major defense programs, says Pentagon chief.

USAID nomination raises agency questions

Agriculture official's nomination sparks concerns about the future of USDA research programs and USAID's relationship with State.

Rule would require contractors to vet employees for conflicts of interest

Proposed change to the Federal Acquisition Regulation would put burden on contractors, rather than the government.

Gates stepping up fight against roadside bombs

Defense secretary is creating a departmentwide task force aimed at combating the growing threat of improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan.