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Department declines to identify other candidates for head of its top information and telecommunications agency.
Service has 60 days to inform GAO of its future plans.
Overall, the panel doled out $1.013 trillion for the 12 fiscal 2009 appropriations bills, which would be $21 billion more than the administration proposal.
Measure would leave fate of controversial program up to the next administration.
Marriage to executive in charge of business development at Northrop Grumman raises conflict-of-interest concerns.
Sources say Scott Bloch instructed an employee to place comments on Web sites to rebut news stories that he considered negative.
Service officials have been barred from releasing most details behind their decision.