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Senator calls for permanent wartime contracting watchdog

Level of waste in Iraq and Afghanistan warrants more focused oversight, says Sen. Claire McCaskill, a former state auditor.

Forward Observer: Costs of War

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.

William K. Reilly is a former EPA administrator.

Reorganization of Minerals Management Service raises doubts

Keeping revenue collection and regulatory enforcement within Interior creates a conflict of interest, commissioner says.

Congress restores small business contracting parity

President Obama signs legislation to end preference of HUBZone firms over other small businesses.

Analysis: New guidance creates contracting conundrum

Several procurement reform directives set conflicting agendas, underscoring the need for coordination.

House and Senate in familiar continuing resolution endgame

Lawmakers must pass the stop-gap spending measure to keep the government running after the fiscal year ends on Sept. 30.

From Nextgov.com: Lawmakers ask White House to stop DHS financial system

House Judiciary Committee leaders say the department has not followed OMB requirements for developing the risky projects , but Homeland Security officials disagree.

The Obamas see the Bushes off after Barack Obama’s Jan. 20, 2009, swearing in.

Presidential transitions bill sails through Senate

Measure encourages nominees and the current administration to do more advance planning.

Lawmakers urge Obama to oust Afghan reconstruction IG

Four senators take rare step in calling for watchdog’s removal, citing investigative failures.

Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, introduced the plan Thursday morning.

GOP calls for federal hiring freeze, spending cuts

Agenda aims to scale back government growth, including workforce costs.

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