Panel is tackling potential problems on the front end by distributing checklists to agencies awarding Recovery Act contracts.
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The $32.3 billion measure matches Obama's request and tops the fiscal 2009 amount by $4.7 billion.
Government's top procurement officials scramble to award unprecedented amounts of contract funds.
Pay-for-performance at the Pentagon has many detractors, but also a fair share of defenders.
Federal agencies have helped states exceed Recovery Act goals, officials say.
Panel on Defense personnel system focuses on links between pay and performance, trust and training issues.
Republicans complain Democrats are placing inappropriate limits on amendments.
Defense bill amendment demanding the Obama administration produce an exit strategy for the war in Afghanistan fails.
The White House has threatened to veto any authorization measure that continues F-22 production.
Officials defend the hybrid tilt-rotor aircraft, describing it as an essential weapon system.