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Senate to vote Tuesday on catch-all spending bill

Lawmakers pass another stopgap measure to keep agencies running until Wednesday.

From Nextgov.com: Virginia takes a lead role in the stimulus plan's push for health IT

A Q&A with Aneesh Chopra, Virginia's secretary of technology and CIO, on how the commonwealth will use funds to help build a nationwide electronic health records system.

Kundra speaks at Maryland's High Tech Council last year.

Obama names new federal CIO

Vivek Kundra, president says, will work closely with new chief technology officer to implement the administration's IT agenda.

Senate leader plots endgame for omnibus spending bill

The legislation must be approved by midnight on Friday, when the continuing resolution that has been funding most agencies since October expires.

Lieberman renews push for easier access to CRS reports

Over the past decade, a series of bills requiring public access to Congressional Research Service reports has made little progress, but could gain traction with the increased emphasis on government transparency.

Advocates say DHS managers, rank-and-file are dissatisfied with personnel policies

Senior executives are leaving Homeland Security because of inequities in the pay-for-performance system and few opportunities for advancement, say witnesses at a House hearing.

Senate leader set to force end of debate over omnibus spending bill

The continuing resolution funding most government operations expires on Friday.


Obama orders contracting overhaul

The president instructs OMB to clarify the definition of inherently governmental work as part of a broader procurement review.

Senate rejects GOP attempts to cut omnibus funding

Bill would increase spending by about 8 percent, or roughly $30 billion, over fiscal 2008 levels.

Union steps up campaign against outsourcing debt collection

Group is hoping to preserve language in the omnibus spending bill that would bar the IRS from hiring private collection agencies.