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Fiscal panel reinforces pay freeze, changes to federal benefits

Final deficit commission report proposes reform of FEHBP and government retirement systems.

Contract disputes reach 15-year high

Bid protests filed with GAO increase 16 percent in fiscal 2010 from the previous year, but most cases are resolved before the watchdog issues a decision.

White House calls for review to stop leaks

The administration continues to deal with the fallout from the WikiLeaks disclosures.

From Nextgov.com: GSA moves e-mail to the cloud

Unisys gets contract to partner with Google to implement system that is estimated to cut costs by 50 percent over five years.

Panel urges OMB not to block F-35 alternate engine funding

The White House has made the second engine an example of government waste.

House passes bill to fund agencies two more weeks

Continuing resolution would keep the government running until Dec. 18, with most programs at fiscal 2010 levels.

Oversight Insight

GOP pledges to step up oversight create both danger and opportunity.

Earmark ban fails in Senate

Only 39 lawmakers favored suspending the chamber's rules and voting directly on the proposal.

Senate oversight committee confirms comptroller general

Gene Dodaro is a 30-year veteran of GAO, and has run the agency in an acting role since March 2008.

Senate passes food safety bill

Chamber's version leaves FDA funding for expanded investigations up to appropriators.