Continuing resolution extends funding at fiscal 2010 levels for most programs.
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Measure similar to one the House passed in June would require agencies to name officials to improve inefficiency and cut redundant programs.
Panelists warn that the soaring cost and prolonged development time for new satellites have left nation vulnerable.
Agreement paves the way for enacting the first such legislation since fiscal 2005.
Senate unanimously approves bill to simplify language in government documents.
Level of waste in Iraq and Afghanistan warrants more focused oversight, says Sen. Claire McCaskill, a former state auditor.
The total tally for the war on terrorism through the Pentagon's fiscal 2010 supplemental comes to $1.12 trillion, with no end in sight.
Keeping revenue collection and regulatory enforcement within Interior creates a conflict of interest, commissioner says.
President Obama signs legislation to end preference of HUBZone firms over other small businesses.
Several procurement reform directives set conflicting agendas, underscoring the need for coordination.