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From Nextgov.com: OMB requires agencies to submit FISMA reports via online tool

Security specialists doubt the new rule will do much to improve computer network protection.

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Small businesses win smaller share of federal contracts in fiscal 2008

While small businesses earned more than ever in federal prime contracts, their piece of the procurement pie shrank slightly from fiscal 2007.

HHS announces plans for research on specific medical conditions

Recovery Act investment stirs concerns about health care rationing among opponents of congressional reform proposals.

Hill balks at most Obama budget cuts

Only four of president's proposals to slash nonmilitary spending have been approved.

Yucca Mountain funding nears its demise

The Energy Department is slated to keep the project open on paper for a year while developing an alternative plan for storing nuclear waste.

From Nextgov.com: Obama’s e-health agenda receives cash infusion

Administration officials this past week have publicly tied the benefits of health IT to the president’s larger, more controversial health care reform effort.

New FDA facility will oversee tobacco regulation

The Center for Tobacco Products will be staffed by several hundred current agency employees and new hires.

From Nextgov.com: IG reports detail abuses in hiring, travel, bonuses at VA technology office

Allegations revolve around “inappropriate personal relationship” between former CIO and another agency official.

Senators seek funds for 12 more C-17s

President Obama does not want to buy more C-17 planes and says the military has an adequate supply.

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Battle brewing over command authority

Pentagon and nation's governors are at odds over control of federal military forces and role of National Guard during domestic crises.