Applications are flooding in from out-of-work private sector financial managers, Defense acquisition chief Shay Assad says.
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The two largest amounts each went for transit and port security grants.
Under the plan, the intelligence community will buy and launch new electro-optical satellites over the next decade.
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Margaret Glavin says a more global market "poses an enormous threat to our food safety system."
Any new competition for the chopper contract would almost certainly trigger a fight between the New York and Connecticut congressional delegations.
Estimate comes after last month's projection that the fiscal 2009 deficit would total more than $1.7 trillion.
The Pentagon will have to compete with other government agencies and private companies for talent.
Defense chief says he has been disheartened by a lack of budget discipline.
Gates says the Pentagon plans to bring on 13,000 civil servants in fiscal 2010 to replace support service contractors.