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Analysts: Defense budget likely to receive increased scrutiny

Long-term efforts to rein in the federal deficit will require taking a hard look at the Pentagon's spending, observers say.

OMB Deputy Director Rob Nabors says decisions were made on a line-by-line basis.

Spending freeze will have exceptions

Some nonsecurity programs still will see funding increases under President Obama’s fiscal 2011 budget request.

Napolitano: Aviation security tops DHS priority list

Attempted bombing on Christmas Day created a sense of urgency for establishing international standards.

From Nextgov.com: Public satisfaction with federal Web sites increased in 2009

Obama administration should use positive feedback to determine effectiveness of transparency efforts, says research group.

An Ear-Splitting Alarm

Over the past 12 months, Democrats have badly damaged their brand.

Audit faults State for failing to monitor Iraq contract

Inspector general finds inadequate oversight has made a $2.5 billion pact to train the Iraqi police force susceptible to waste.

OPM Deputy Director Christine Griffin said revised site is first step in hiring reform.

OPM launches revamped USAjobs.gov

Officials praise new version’s greater efficiency and flexibility.

Bipartisan group announces debt panel

Commission will draw up a package of spending cuts and taxes to be considered.

Markup set to seek information on health bill deals

Plan calls on President Obama and HHS to hand over any documents and communications based on the deals as well as offer up the dates and attendance lists of meetings.

From Nextgov.com: Governments will rely on high-tech security center for Olympics

Employees from 70 federal, state and local agencies will use data streaming into the Olympic Security Coordination Center from roadside cameras, aircraft video and digital maps to provide security for the games.