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Air Force poised to make F-22 request

Service will seek more of the fighter jets than the 183 planned, but won't try to reach its long-standing goal of 381 planes.

FEMA staff plan housing during Hurricane Ike.

Moving FEMA out of Homeland Security could pose risks

Leadership is more important than organizational structure in ensuring operational effectiveness, IG finds.

From Nextgov.com: DHS announces departmentwide efficiency review

Secretary Napolitano asks managers to submit reports on ways to reduce costs and streamline processes , with technology likely to be a cornerstone of the effort.

Agencies to reap billions of dollars from stimulus package

Signed bill retains funding for building maintenance and repairs, energy efficiency projects and information technology upgrades.

Interior chief says agency prepared for stimulus projects

Salazar tells Senate Indian Affairs Committee he’s asked managers to give priority to work that could be started now.

Pressure grows on Obama to alter NASA space proposals

Former government officials advise agency to focus less on space exploration and more on efforts to develop wind and solar energy and to combat global warming.

Pentagon may shift some war costs to base fiscal 2010 budget

An outline of the fiscal 2010 defense budget is expected on Capitol Hill this month after President Obama addresses Congress on Feb. 24.

Negotiators drop E-Verify mandate from stimulus package

Pro-business and pro-immigrant groups hail the removal of language requiring companies to check employees’ immigration status.

Outlook for Defense spending is grim

Significant cuts are unlikely until the economy stabilizes, but weapons programs are unsustainable in the long term, budget observers say.

KBR, Halliburton reach agreement in bribery case

Two firms will pay $579 million in penalties to settle allegations of bribing Nigerian government officials to earn contracts.