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CBO: Federal Executive Boards would need more money under legislative proposal

Senate bill would replace current funding stream of voluntary contributions from participating agencies with an annual budget.

Customs reauthorization bill picking up support

Senate Finance Committee has been working on a measure since 2006.

Obama submits plan to pay for troops

The $1 billion needed to pay for additional soldiers would come from lower-priority requirements.

Registration for stimulus money recipients starts on Aug. 17

Online sign up marks the first step toward full spending reports, due in early October.

Homeland Security seeks to expedite Gulf Coast recovery through arbitration

Independent panel will resolve outstanding disputes with FEMA over funding for projects spurred by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Overhaul opponents highlight turf battles

Bank regulators oppose proposal to create a new agency overseeing the rule-writing, examination and enforcement of financial products.

Momentum builds for Postal Service relief

Both chambers of Congress have legislation in the pipeline to ease the agency's financial burden in the short-term by about $2 billion.

Former procurement chief offers plan for expediting stimulus contracts

Allan Burman says roving teams of performance professionals could help implement ‘sizable’ contracts in a few days.

From Nextgov.com: VA likely to miss deadline to process education benefits claims

Backlog of 200,000 claims await processors, but some universities and colleges will allow veterans who have unpaid tuition and housing bills to remain in school.

Justice sues bulletproof vest manufacturer for false claims

Suit is the latest in a long-running investigation of firms that sold defective gear to military and law enforcement agencies.