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Recession spurs Postal Service bid to cut mail deliveries

Postmaster general proposes scaling back service during slower months such as July and August.

Full Senate vote on Holder scheduled for Monday

Majority leader rejects a request for an earlier vote in order to maintain good relations.

Senator reveals ideas for tougher TARP oversight

Under consideration is a stipulation that firms receiving program funds return to the government any executive bonuses paid out since the initiative began.

Navy says new presidential helicopter way over budget

Program costs have ballooned over the last three years, increasing by more than 50 percent.

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Report: U.S. needs to balance military force, 'soft' power

Roles and missions review focuses on irregular warfare, cyberspace, airlift and intelligence-gathering with unmanned aircraft.

From Nextgov.com: Tougher security standards coming for removable storage devices

Modifications to contracts would require protections from worms and viruses, and stronger encryption requirements.

House to vote next week on omnibus spending bill

Federal government programs currently are being funded through a continuing resolution Congress approved in September.

IG: Energy fails to track tactical weapons and sensitive equipment adequately

Inventory audit shows some facilities hoard excess weapons while others have shortfalls.

Obama promises oversight, quick spending

President promises Web site will let would-be auditors monitor how funds are being distributed.

House backs whistleblower provision in stimulus bill

Amendment extends protections to FBI and intelligence community whistleblowers and strengthens them for federal contractors.