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New USDA research agency already wants more money

Observers worry that without adequate funding, the institute will get bogged down in battles over grants and congressional earmarks.

Senate sends Agriculture spending bill to Obama

Chamber will pick up with Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations on Tuesday.

Both workplace benefits and demands exceed the norm at NRC

Two new IG reports highlight the promise and peril of working for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Interagency debate over FAS role heats up

Senator questions why Agriculture agency, rather than USAID, is managing agricultural development efforts in Afghanistan.

Report says government should focus on quality of contracting competition

Agencies must streamline acquisitions process and improve cost management to attract best contractors, according to think tank.

Generals want faster, focused procurement

Army official's strategy can be summed up with the mantra: "Buy fewer, more often."

Cost of 2010 census remains elusive, officials tell panel

Most recent cost estimate is $14.7 billion.

Deficit triples in fiscal 2009, reaches 10 percent of GDP

Congressional Budget Office says figure is the highest shortfall, relative to the size of the economy, since 1945.

Panel debates future of Fannie, Freddie

Disagreement swirls over whether the home financing giants' role of stabilizing and stimulating the mortgage market can be privatized.

McCain rebuffed on PBS construction funds

Amendment would have cut $20 million in funding for the Public Telecommunications Facilities Planning and Construction program.