Significant cuts are unlikely until the economy stabilizes, but weapons programs are unsustainable in the long term, budget observers say.
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Two firms will pay $579 million in penalties to settle allegations of bribing Nigerian government officials to earn contracts.
Electronic health records, broadband and agencies' modernization projects receive big money , while some projects hit the Hill's cutting room floor.
William Lynn is approved by a 93-4 vote, while CIA and Labor Department nominations advance.
Agency says it is looking at short- and long-term plans, including offering employees free credit monitoring, to address the problem.
Multiple layers of oversight and data on performance ratings make the National Security Personnel System fair and transparent, report says.
Chamber removes safeguards for government workers but strengthens them for employees of organizations in line to receive stimulus funding.
Senator cites disagreements with President Obama on oversight of the U.S. Census Bureau and the economic stimulus package.
Republican leadership urges President Obama to reverse decision to extend its jurisdiction to the agency.
Agencies must appoint senior-level officials by Feb. 13 to manage recovery funds.